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“Very disappointing, and expensive”

London Transport Museum
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
Ranked #153 of 1,718 things to do in London
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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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 9, 2013

I enjoy transport museums and since I had time to kill I thought I'd visit. It took me less than one hour to make my way through the displays available. That's more than 25 pence per minute. I would call this an exhibition, not a museum. Museums are full of lots of artefacts to browse and they keep you entertained for many hours. There are very few modes of transport on display in this museum, and those available are really not that impressive. Yes it does take you through the history of the London underground, and there was some interesting old films showing the pre first war buses being built, but in my opinion the experience was really too short and therefore disappointing. Perhaps I've been spoilt. The Glasgow transport museum for example has much more to offer with the history of cars, trains, buses, shipping and more. I think the management of this museum should visit Glasgow and learn a few lessons. Ironically they say your ticket is valid for one year but I can't think of any reason to return.

Thank FHR123
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

This museum follows the transport of London's blooming population over 100 years starting with boats to present day buses and trains. Lots of interactive activities for children including one area just for them where they can pretend to drive different modes of transport. When we visited, there were a couple of groups of school children with their teachers. The only disappointment was that it cost $25 each to enter. The gift shop had a variety of items at all price levels including some well-made knit wool items. I purchased a set of talking books as a gift for a young friend only to discover when I got home that it had been used! There is a coat check to leave your coats free of charge. When you finish at the museum, there are hundreds of shops to visits as well as places to eat.

Thank galley74
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting! It's well organised with plenty of information. Would recommend if you want to learn about the history of the London Underground!

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

After a 15 minute que we entered the London Transport Museum. It cost us £30 (Mum, Dad, Me (15 year old) & Sister (10 Year Old) as adults are £15 each and under 17's go free. This is a fair price considering you spend around an hour- an hour and a half in there. Being a transport fan the museum was very interesting, all the displays are set out very well and are very detailed, the language used is clear and informative which suits all ages. Children get a card they can stamp throughout the visit of the museum which my sister enjoyed. Even people who are not big transport fans will enjoy this. The price is a fair price for what you get so I would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank whufcsam
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

A 40 minute que in the rain, with no cover to pay £30 for an 1.5hr attraction? Not good.

Apparently you have to stand out in the rain and not under the shelter to the side because the museum is in dispute with it's landlord. The reason it takes 40mins to get in - because they want to take all your personal details when you get your ticket and 2 of the 4 tills only take cash.

A lot of the exhibits just can't handle it on a busy day, some you can't hear, others crash. The interactive exhibits have not defined beginning/end of your session so when it's busy you spend half an hour standing there waiting for your child to have a go at driving a train while others just hog it.

The building is nice and clean and the staff helpful, but it's over priced and just doesn't work when busy. Booooo.

1  Thank wellersky
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