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“Great day out”

London Transport Museum
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$80.69*
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
Ranked #154 of 1,728 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Great afternoon spent at this museum, we decided to spend a couple of hours walking around looking at some of the best preserved cars I have seen in a long time. It's worth a couple of hours of anybody's time.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I liked everything about the museum. It has something from every era since the Shilibeer in 1829 right up to date and beyond as we look towards Crossrail. Loads of vintage buses trolleybuses ticket machines station nameplates underground carriages etc. If you like anything about Public Transport then look no further. I never tire of coming here - avoid the weekends and school holidays for a better look round.

Thank DavPet_10
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were looking for something to fill an afternoon and this fitted the bill perfectly. Yes, we had to queue, but the children had loads of room to run around and we had some pleasant street buskers to listen to, so the 20 minutes or so passed quickly. The entry process was quick and efficient. We managed to use the 2 for 1 entry with our rail tickets (had to print the voucher beforehand at home) so £15 for a family of four was a fair price (kids were free). Just to be warned though, only one of the tickets lasted a year, the other was a day pass. The cloakroom is free which is great, and the attendant was cheerful and very helpful.

Agree with what has been said already though, it's not at all clear that you need to start at the top, unless you have the children's stamper cards, where the second stamp is on the top floor! The children loved stamping their cards as they went round but we thought perhaps it might have been nice to have a 'prize' at the end for collecting all of them. Even a certificate would have been sufficient (they're easily pleased!).

We were in the museum about 2 and a half hours, which was just enough time to see most of the exhibits and climb on and drive as many buses/trams/trains as the children could manage. We used the cafe at the back of the ground floor where we got a good cup of tea and they didn't bat an eye at us handing round the banana cake we'd brought with us. It was also very near the children's play area so we sat while they played.

We're looking forward to going again!

Thank CrazyCatSmirnoff
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

A fascinating insight into the way public transport has developed over the years with very good replicas and rebuilt models as well as actual buses and trams. True, a visit can be spoiled by unruly school children but this is true of all of the major London attractions. As has been said, the shop is quite expensive, and the new stuff for the 150th anniversary is jaw-droppingly dear.
Nevertheless, its well worth a visit and in a perfect location for further exploration of the West End.

Thank Dunklaymin
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Waited quite a while to get in as the entry process is quite slow though staff friendly and helpful. I agree with other reviewers that whilst you are advised to start at the top and work your way down, the order after that is unclear. It was much smaller than I expected but very interesting and the exhibits were good. Not really worth the money and the shop charges the most exorbitant prices out of any museum shop I have visited!
The surrounding area of Covent Garden is worth a visit though very busy.

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