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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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Interesting--Worth a Couple of Hours

Nicely done exhibits covering the history of water, road and rail transport in London. Not cheap when compared to some of the free admission London attractions, but not bad value... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Nicely done exhibits covering the history of water, road and rail transport in London. Not cheap when compared to some of the free admission London attractions, but not bad value for the money.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Visited because we were in Covent Garden and it was raining so we went in on a two for one national rail voucher to pass the time. How glad we were that we did. It was so interesting to see all the old vehicles and carriages and people with kids were having a good time as the kids could go... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I liked the hands on exhibits and I felt that the balance between viewing and experiencing was well maintained. I think that the cost which gets you an annual pass) could be lowered for families only intending on one visit and the cafe was somewhat limited in size / menu - which meant we did not eat there (most people... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Was alright, I thought it was expensive for what it offered but was alright, learnt some interesting things about the underground and transport in the war.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

As its name suggests, this is a museum filled with old trains, trams, buses and other types of transport that have been used in London from years gone by. For a transport enthusiast like me, looking around these vintage carriages and such was very interesting - although the experience was marred slightly by all the kids around (visited during a... More 

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Stroud
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Our children appeared to be a little older than the average child at the museum - lots of little ones. However, it was still a fascinating, hands-on experience for everyone. Very busy. Unlike most of the museums, you have to pay for this one, but if you've travelled by train get a 2for1 voucher - good saving off the adult... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this museum. Not the cheapest museum to go to but the ticket lasts you for a year. Great if your a Londoner. Not so great if your not. The kids will love this though. Plenty of interactive things and of course full size trains, buses and trams to climb. Not just fun for the kids thought. Still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

I hope this review will help you to decide to visit here. Very friendly staff who were only too happy to help. Complimentary cloakroom service, so you don't have to carry your coats round with you. The kids received a stamp card and had to find the 13 stamping stations around the museum. There was lots of buttons to push... More 

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Stoke on Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is one of those museums that we always seem to stumble across late in the day,many resolve to visit next time we're in London. So on this occasion, we did visit, just before lunch, giving us plenty of time to look around. As it turns out, you don't need that long anyway, but then, that probably depends upon how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came with our toddler today and were very impressed by this museum. The All Aboard area is phenomenal! There are areas for the children to climb up stairs, drive buses, wear costumes and hats, and there are several toy train sets to play with at the end. Even the rest of the museum caters to the kids as well.... More 

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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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