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London Transport Museum

#119 of 1,299 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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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
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This museum whisks you on a journey of London's transportation system since...

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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Day out with relatives + 2 kids

Interesting museum - displays laid out well and info very informative. Quite pricey entrance fee for adults but you are in Central London!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
graham a
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Essex, United Kingdom

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Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting museum - displays laid out well and info very informative. Quite pricey entrance fee for adults but you are in Central London!!!

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Rhoose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating museum for train and/or bus enthusiasts. Very well presented in such a way that it caters for kids through to serious enthusiasts. Can get very crowded - avoid school holidays and arrive early!

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Thank stevemhall
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Transport Museum in Covent Garden on Monday. We heard about it online and the reviews all seemed great. We managed to get 2 for 1 with our rail tickets and the kids (7yrs and 4yrs) were both free, so £17 for all 4 of us to visit 😃 We spent about 2.5 hours in there but could... More 

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Orpington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not very big, spread over three lift-accessible floors with a score of real vehicles mostly partly accessible (platforms to mount, stairs to climb), partly screened with Perspex panels. Several more contrived play areas, bits of a real bus to twirl the wheel and flash the lights, a real tube driver control handle with video simulation. A scale tram and a... More 

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went here last Saturday, I love the items they sell. the price is a bit high but they had a 50% off sale on so went o a good buy

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Thank Del S
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice museum and a good time for all the family. Kids are free which is a nice touch. Highly recommended.

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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Several reviewers have remarked at the admission fee (£17) being expensive, while others have highlighted that this enables unlimited admission for a year. Re-admission is great if you are a regular visitor to London (or live there), but not so good otherwise. That being said, this is a very good museum with a lot to see from photos, maps and... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Decided to go to this museum after seeing an ad for it in a Tube station. Really glad I did because I enjoyed my time there. I got there an hour before closing so I rushed through it a little (although I can go back within the next 12 months and it's included in the price I paid). It's organized... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best small museum, ever. Go back in time and relax with the best ever transport museum. Friendly staff, great café and shop. A worthy charity.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally been to the Transport Museum after going to most of the free museums first. it's £17 for an adult ticket (save a quid by booking online in advance) which had put me off before but we gave it a go and the ticket is actually an annual pass so it's not so bad. we are a couple in our... 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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