‘London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800.’
‘As well as exploring the past, the Museum looks at present-day transport developments and concepts for urban transportation in the future. The Museum was granted charitable status in 2007 which has enabled it to secure funding from new sources such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, and trusts and foundations including the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust, thereby extending their learning and engagement programmes. This funding enables the Museum to offer learning opportunities, skills development and engaging programming to a wide variety of audiences’ (www.ltmuseum.co.uk).
MUMMY’S GIN FUND SAYS:
A great place for anyone who has kids that love trains and buses – and the best bit is that children under 12 go free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult and that all individual tickets allow unlimited admission to the museum for a 12 month period from date of purchase! Hence, the reason we have been here several times and my six year old never tires of the place. It’s very family orientated and accessible with ramps and lifts as well as a buggy park area. It can get really busy during the holidays not only with kids but also with tourists, so it is best to go early. There is lots of interactive things for the kids including climbing on board old buses, trams and trains as well as getting the chance to check out what transport might look like in the future. There are always additional events taking place at the museum like exhibitions, special presentations, etc. The website is great to see what is happening on any given day. Overall, a really fun and interactive place to visit for both adults and children alike and afterwards, you can mooch around bustling Covent Garden with its fantastic shops, restaurants and markets. A brilliant family day out!
Address: Covent Garden Piazza (South East Corner), London WC2E 7BB.
Cafe: Yes, an ‘Upper Deck Cafe Bar’ and ‘Lower Deck Cafe Bar’.
Toilets: Yes, fully accessible and with baby change.
Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: Yes, lifts and ramps throughout the building although some of the vehicles are not accessible due to their age.
Parking: No, pay and display parking is available in nearby roads but it is very limited and expensive.
Train: London Charing Cross
Tube: Covent Garden
Phone: 020 7379 6344
Adult Ticket £16.00; Concessions £13.50
Tickets allow unlimited entry for 12 months
KIDS GO FREE.
Review by Claire Carter.