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London Transport Museum

#143 of 1,515 things to do in London
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Address: Covent Garden Piazza 39 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7379 6344
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Good museum

Really enjoyed visiting - lots to see and really interesting. I am a transport and design geek so loved the designology aspects most. I went on a Friday when it wasn't too busy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting - lots to see and really interesting. I am a transport and design geek so loved the designology aspects most. I went on a Friday when it wasn't too busy, imagine it's less fun when really busy! I went alone and had a really good time.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great attraction, lots to see and learn,avoid school holidays and week ends if you want a quieter experience. All sorts or restored vehicles to see and go in to. Lots to learn. Great gift shop on 2 floors and small cafe that has window overlooking Coventry garden Ticket is good for 1 year

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's expensive and doesn't really have that much to see-though what's on display is very interesting. The big problem is that it's full of screaming out of control kids . My advice is go first thing in the morning, before the place is taken over ...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our morning here looking at transport through the years. The Joe Clough 're-enactor was excellent, he was very historically informative and accurate. In fact all the educational tour guide was fabulous and very experienced. Totally recommend this place.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interested in TFL and all things London underground. Worth the money if you are interested in London transport. Very education, covers all aspects, history, advertising, design, the future (cross rail), art, and educational areas for school trips. Thoroughly enjoyed the real buses, trains and tubes. The design area was very informative- explaining and showing the effort and time that... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a friend of the London Transport Museum I try and visit each time I am in London, either to look at the museum or just to look round the shop. Great to see the displays changing each time I’ve visited.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum tells the history of transportation in London beginning in 1800 to the present day. The exhibit includes artifacts, photographs, posters, and real trains and buses over this period. There are interactive exhibits for all ages as well as play areas for smaller children. Entrance fee was about £17 per adult. However, certain citywide passes include entrance, which made... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the grandchildren, aged 3 & 6, who thoroughly enjoyed the interactive displays and various different modes of transport to see. It was well laid out and easy to get around. In all, an enjoyable time was had by all!

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the London Transport museum yesterday. It is a great place to go with kids. They have lots of stuff for kids to do and there is a cafe serving good coffee where they are happy for you to picnic. I've also been without kids and I loved it (although my wife was not so keen :)). The one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband was keen on going to the Museum. After passing about 30 pushchairs in the stroller parking area as you enter the Museum I was tempted to opt out of the experience! I didn't find the Museum particularly exciting although I may have done if there hadn't been what seemed like hundreds of children running around yelling and climbing... More 

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