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London Transport Museum

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Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7379 6344
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum whisks you on a journey of London's transportation system...
This museum whisks you on a journey of London's transportation system since 1800, through fascinating and colorful displays, bus and tube simulators and many family-friendly interactive games and activities.
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Education and Entertaining visit to the London Transport Museum

Adults will enjoy this as much as the kids. Learned a lot of history about the Tube and how the system has expanded over many decades. I found the WWII display and how the Tube... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida, United States

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We brought 3 kids aged 3 to 9. They really enjoyed the place. We were there for almost 3 hours. Lots of things for kids to explore and try. I enjoyed myself very much seeing how the transport system of the city has evolved. I admit that if I would not have had my kids with me I'm not sure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The museum has two floors and you start your visit from the second and go down to the ground. Every floor has a different historical context starting with different types of carriages, trains, buses and the underground at the end. It is interesting to see how the city has been changed and there are sinulators to drive the trains however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Adults will enjoy this as much as the kids. Learned a lot of history about the Tube and how the system has expanded over many decades. I found the WWII display and how the Tube stations were used as bomb shelters interesting. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Two for one offer for parents with two children of different ages was a bargain. Well thought out and intriguing museum with excellent play areas for young children plus simulators for the older children.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

In London they managed to do entertainment, culture and business showing the history of their public transport. I'd be happy if in Rome public transport worked well and maybe they were clean. A very suitable place for children with many things to touch and experience. The ticket price includes admission for one year.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went with a 3, 10 and 11 year old and thought the kids would love this with the depth of transport that London has enjoyed over the past 120 years, but it felt a little dull for the older two with not quite enough for their age group. The youngest got to sit in the driver seat of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The museum is very well set out with a progression over time showing the transport history of London. There are photographs with excellent panels of explanation and information. The range of examples of the transport modes are well restored and a good example of that form of transport. Unnecessary duplication is thus avoided. Overall, a very well planned and clever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The London Transport Museum shop is one of my favourites in London and I always try to visit whenever I'm there. Unlike a lot of shops that are attached to museums, this is in its own space. You wouldn't actually know that the museum itself is in the same area. As of yet I haven't been to the museum but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Spent 1.5 hours here, they kicked us out at closing. Very interacting, lots to see and do. Even going up in the elevator make sure you watch above the door as you travel back in time. Most displays have things to move and touch for the kids (and us big kids) we even drove a simulated train into the station.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Having a couple of hours to fill before a meal nearby we decided to try the transport museum located in a corner of Covent garden plaza. We had come by train so we took advantage of the 2 for 1 deal - great value. Spread over 3 floors it provides a fascinating insight into every facet of transport in the... More 

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Additional Information about London Transport Museum

Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7379 6344
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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