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London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, England (Covent Garden)
44 020 7379 6344
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Ranked #280 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum whisks you on a journey of London's transportation system since 1800, through fascinating and colorful displays, bus and tube simulators... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This probably surprised me the most in London. I went to the museum only because my family wanted to go, and expected to be politely bored. NOT!! It is a really, really, cool museum. There is A LOT to see! Really, really, interesting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We were eager to take our bus crazy 3 year old son here and we were not at all disappointed! We visited on a Saturday and found the level if visitors to be fine. We felt there was a good balance between adult and child aimed exhibits, and the trail cards, whereby children can follow the numbers and stamp their... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Learn a lot about London and how people got around in the early days. Learn how good the bus system was and how the transport has evolved. Liked to see the old buses , you cannot anywhere else.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This wonderful museum is surprisingly centrally located off Covent Garden so perfect for tourists and Londoners. There are some great exhibits of beautiful original historic modes of transport in London, from the early horse carriage busses, tube trains and the different types of double decker busses. All is supplemented with informative text, pictures, models and some interactive displays. Some of... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Well located in Covent Garden in a very well renovated building. The most informative part was the history of the bus and how people travelled around London through the ages. However, once you've seen one old bus/train/trolleybus you've seen them all and there were an awful lot of them - and I'm old enough to remember riding on some them... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Took a couple of hours or so and was worth a visit. There were some exhibits you could look properly inside and others you could get on (which is one of the reasons I visited) but not all, though my son did get to 'drive a bus'. I didn't bother with a guide book but they did a free card... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Theres a great deal to see here. Me and a friend stopped by for an hour and found a lot to see. The shop is brilliant and full of really nice gift ideas

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy a visit to the Transport Museum, it always seems to give a new experience each time I go. Recently they have had some excellent exhibitions (the one on poster artwork was especially worth a visit) and I often find that it is worthwhile and interesting just to talk to one of the "explainers" to learn a bit... More

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romford
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28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Havn't been to this museum since revamp. What a change lots of wasted space and full of children who only wanted to play in the childrens areas whilst shouting loudly.. Saw battle bus and got my photos had a quick look at Leyland cub single decker and left. To my mind the entrance fee is grossly overpriced whilst everything in... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After spending so much time on the Tube, buses and taxis in London it may seem an odd choice. But think again...the museum is fascinating and a great round about way to learn about how London developed. Interactive, very creative lay out will keep everyone entertained. Great for kids who can drive a Double decker, explore trains and buses from... More

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