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London Transport Museum

#135 of 1,413 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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11:00 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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Lots of interesting exhibits

I am not a transport buff but found this museum interesting. Plenty of vehicles to see and clamber into right from an early horse drawn omnibus right up to a modern bus. Plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am not a transport buff but found this museum interesting. Plenty of vehicles to see and clamber into right from an early horse drawn omnibus right up to a modern bus. Plenty of underground trains too. There is a fun trail to follow for younger children. As an older middle aged man I took some comfort in sitting in... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being interested in transport, and trains in particular, I bought, on-line, a pass valid for 12 months and have found that it is already paying for itself, as each visit on its own would be £17! It is an expensive attraction to visit, especially for families. However, this most recent visit I made while my spouse was at a hen... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most of the reviews featured here deal with the buses and trains inside. And, that is a big part of the museum. However, design is also a big part of the museum especially this year with their "designology" exhibition. Transport for London has a long history of great design including the iconic Tube map. The exhibition goes through its history... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great for children and especially on a rainy day, this museum has displays of the history of transportation in London from the early days to modern transport. There are train cars and buses to climb in and explore, and lots of interesting historical facts. It is located next to Covent Garden, so it is convenient to visit both. They have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well laid out. Easy access. Went with a 7yr old and young baby in a pram. Lots if interactive stuff for the kids to play with. Good little family seating area too to be able to stop and feed your little ones. Shop is expensive for what it is. We didn't buy anything from the gift shop. Cost of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was filled with families enjoying the many modes of transport exhibits. I enjoyed reading the displays about how London Transport system began and changed through the years. It was fun to climb aboard old restored tube carriages and buses. The cost for entry was a bit of a shock.

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's supposed to be a museum. But it's more like children's playground. I was so disappointed, because there were kids running around filling their stamp cards and you had to watch all the time that you don't crash into someone. Usually museums are peaceful and you can actually see something, but here children completely ruined it. It was probably the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cost for the museum is not proportional at all. Size and stuff in museum is all shrunk on three floors and is not that wide either. Not too much of space for young kids (3-5) Other free museums are way too attractive and worth spending time for (as are free)

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our 6yr old to this and he absolutely loved it! They have a ticket punching scavenger hunt which really made him that much more interested in everything. It makes you follow through the museum and see all that it has to offer. There are many interactive things which also makes it great for the kids. We spent about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a museum which basicaly makes the best use of its restricted space. There is quite a bit to see, but given the admission cost has to be a little disappointing. They could do so much more. Tickets are for a whole year, but they will not be making major changes I feel, Moving a full size tube carriage... 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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