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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 #248 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The London Transport Museum does the very least of what you would expect from a museum - it entertains and informs. However, it also often goes a bit beyond this, letting you sample relics from history whilst getting the right balance between technical and traditional delivery of information. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, though the museum could definitely have been... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were really looking forward to visiting this museum as we both love the old transport artwork. Unfortunately the museum was really too small with a lot of repetitive artefacts. It was clearly geared much more for children as there seemed to be many activities for them. At £15 a ticket it was overpriced and I would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was a pretty interesting museum which I learnt a lot from - its interesting to see all the old vehicles and learn about the tube and how the old maps used to look!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Visited today with two grandsons, wife and daughter, cost of entry was £38 in total, two concessions, one full price adult and the boys went free. I know this is probably a prime London site and rates,upkeep etc must be costly but they need to review their charges. I know the tickets are valid for a year and fortunately we... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As has been said, this is definitely geared for children! However, we found it thoroughly enjoyable to be able to explore so many vehicles. I would say it is a little short on content, I doubt I could go again and spend very long there. It was also difficult to know where to start and where to end each section.... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited during the easter half term with a 5 year old and a 1 year old. Both are obsessed with trains so they really enjoyed their visit. They could sit on most of the vehicles on display. My eldest enjoyed the interactive exhibits, such as driving the tube train. There is 2 cafés in the museum, we only had... More

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Solihull UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went to the Transport Museum with a friend whilst our spouses went spending money in Covent Garden. The museum was a disappointment for me as it was most certainly geared up for kids – and we didn’t happen to have any with us. There was far too much information and a lot of it was badly presented. The layout... More

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Norfolk, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We all enjoyed the exhibits and learnt a lot. I thought the £15 per adult fee was reasonable - particularly as ticket valid for a year. Stamping at various points went down well with the youngest. We were in the museum for about 90 mins; and for Easter hols wasn't too busy.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Some interesting bits, but much of it can be seen for free in other museums. Overpriced - poor value for money. Staff - I would sack most of you instantly - you really are an embarrassment to yourselves, inattentive unless its taking your money and wanting to get you to gift aid, the café staff were helpful but café very... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Indeed, if you take less than two kids the entry fee is high. You can spend max 75' there on a rainy day. The main bottleneck is the cash desk, where they take approx 3' per person to issue a ticket with personalization (it is valid for one year at the same price of 15 pounds). For the rest the... More

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