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London Transport Museum

#143 of 1,481 things to do in London
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Covent Garden
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Address: Covent Garden Piazza 39 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BB, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7379 6344
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

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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Interesting for kids of all ages

The museum is very interesting for kids of all ages, from toddlers to those who are always young in heart. It is a fascinating collection of numerous means of transport, where you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Rijeka, Croatia
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our entire family spent a good chunk of the morning winding our way through this excellent museum, and would definitely recommend it to anyone with younger kids, say 4 - 12, or to families with engineering/history/transport nerds in the group. It is a well-located, well-designed, well-maintained museum that provides a few good hours of solid entertainment.

Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is very interesting for kids of all ages, from toddlers to those who are always young in heart. It is a fascinating collection of numerous means of transport, where you can learn a lot about the transport history of London and have a great fun in the same time!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived when they opened. We were only there for 45 minutes. Not really much to see. It was a hot day and we thought it would be interesting. A lot to read about, not sure why you would bring small children here. There was a ton of them and several school groups with very young kids by the time... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong I love children, but choose to visit museums that will stimulate my adult mind. This museum is totally set up for very young children. The dozen or more pushchairs parked by the cloakroom should have been an indication of what was in store. Lots of toddlers having a great time playing making loads of noise (echoing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great, interactive museum that details the history of transit in London. There are a lot of restored or replica vehicles for you to view up close. It takes about two hours to go through the museum. Quite a few of the exhibits are designed specifically for kids and their height but if you are an adult who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My toddler tried playing in the family area. Unfortunately, the place is very small with groups of schoolchildren running amok which makes the place rather dangerous for smaller children. The play buses and cafe are far too small.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something for everyone! Lots of hands-on stuff for the kids, tube driving simulators, many old vehicles to climb into (some of which I remember travelling in a few years ago) and many very informative items on engineering and design, including (for example) a great display and video of how the seat fabrics were designed with the original drawings on display!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating museum for adults and a great place to keep youngsters entertained. Kids go free, but the only downside is that adults have to buy an annual pass. The shop good too with a huge variety of stuff for both kids and adults.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a toddler in tow you must go to the London transport museum. Have been several times as has a play area, lots of buses, trams, tubes and trains to clamber on and a good amount to read and learn if you are the one being dragged around. During the holidays and weekends they have a large cafe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my grandson, aged 2.He was so excited. there's so much to see and do. Drive a bus sit in the drivers seat.. There's a kitchen for the young ones to make pretend tea etc. The train carriages were fantastic and the people in them takes you back to another era. A bit pricey to get in but you... More 

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