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London Transport Museum

#203 of 2,406 things to do in London
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Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7379 6344
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11:00 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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First class museum

This is one of the best museums I have visited anywhere on any subject. The galleries comprehensibly cover every aspect of transport in London from sedan chairs in the late 18th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums I have visited anywhere on any subject. The galleries comprehensibly cover every aspect of transport in London from sedan chairs in the late 18th century all the way through to the Docklands Light Railway of the late 20th century. There are plenty of real trains and buses - some of which can be... More 

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Norfolk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It costs £16 to visit the London transport museum and for this you get unlimited entry for the year which if you live in London is good value. As I don't live in London like I suspect a lot of visitors will feel £16 per adult is expensive. Considering it costs less to see Michaelangelo's David in Florence than about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to the museum with my wife and our son and we absolutely loved it. The museum is quite big and contain a very good collection of old buses and underground trains...it gives a wide overview of the different transports used in the past with good explanations and illustrations of how they were working. Inside the museum you... More 

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Oldenburg, Germany
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Everytime I got to London I wanted to go and see the London Transport Museum. Well, this time I managed to do it. And I mean there is no reason not to visit Covent Garden. You should take your time for this visit. The admission price is not cheap, so there is no use to plan just one hour or... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I visited here for a 2nd time on a recent visit to London for the weekend, and its a good museum. I could spend hours walking around, but it was very very busy!

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Essex UK
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

London transport is a large part of everyone's history, Londoner or not. The temporary exhibition 'Goodbye Piccadilly' is a great example of this. Women's work on the tubes, trains, buses is recognised in poignant and engaging ways. The pride the women took in their work, their willingness to work long and unsocial hours in sometimes risky locations is celebrated here,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I am a in my sixties, my daughter her forties and her children 4 and 18months and we found the Transprot Museum ticked boxes for all of us. It is in an amazing building, the story boards are excellent and I could have spent more time reading them, the buses and trams are superb for a 4 year old who... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A great morning out with two young grandchildren and their Mum & Dad; after seeing the crazy guys in the piazza doing Houdini escapes and standing statues....... we queued for the Museum, out in the cold, while the front of the queue took ages to get through what proved to be insanely slow despite there being four young ticket sellers........... More 

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We've been a few times to the transport museum and went using our annual pass you get when paying to visit. Having been a few times before we knew it to be fairly quiet and a relaxing place to spend a couple of hours. Being February half term though the place was crazy. If we'd paid to get in we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Already visited the museum twice and planning to go again. We all enjoyed the visit, parents and 5 year old boys. Free for kids which is nice.

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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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