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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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a good way to pass an hopur or so

really good museum etc. Some fascinating pieces to be able to get close up too...well worth a visit .try to go school holidays for easier viewing

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went as a family of 3 with our 3yo and met friends there who have a 4yo and a newborn baby. Entrance at £16pp was toppy, tho we had a 241 voucher which helped. Once inside we were impressed. There was a free cloakroom where we left everything. Buggies too if you wanted. The kids got a card to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

On a day trip to London we decided to visit the London transport museum We explored the vehicles and enjoyed the vehicles with lifelike figured stood and sat They were so realistic I nearly spoke to one There.is a lovely cafeteria upstairs and a superbe shop selling gifts and souvenirs It's well worth a visit to learn about vehicles of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It has an excellent collection and we have enjoyed visits in the past. However on this occasion the experience was not good. It was full of pre-school screaming children running around while the mothers stood by chatting. Given the nature of the building the noise is magnified and the kids run around getting in the way of the visitor's enjoyment.... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

really good museum etc. Some fascinating pieces to be able to get close up too...well worth a visit .try to go school holidays for easier viewing

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We took our ten year old son to this museum when we were in London together a year ago and after thet he always wanted to visit it again. So he was utterly happy to return there and go around this great informative collection of coaches, buses etc. We were also glad to come back because this museum seems to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Brilliant Museum if you are interested in Transport. The Old red Buses are brilliant as are the old underground carriages. Well worth a Visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum while on a family day out in London. It was brilliant, we would definitely go again. My 9 year old brother loved it as well as me and my step mum, there is stuff for all ages. You can climb on board the trains and buses, there is also many interactive things to do. I thought... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wanted to go to this place for a few years. Entrance at I think it was £16 each was on the high side. Started with some food in the cafe which was good but served by a typical bored and grumpy foreign worker. (Which London is now full of!) Exhibits whilst interesting seemed over restored to us, and in truth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You get to crank to cars and buses. They have history of the Underground System. They have the best museum gift shop in Europe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I only visited the transport museum because it was covered with the London Pass, and my companion really wanted to do. He loved it, but I found it quite boring. There is an interesting section on the evolution of transport through London, but that was the only part I was interested in. I've forgotten what else was there...

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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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