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London Transport Museum

 London's Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB

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Tel: 0207 379 6344
0207 565 7299 for minicom
0207 565 7310 for recorded information
Email: resourcedesk@ltmuseum.co.uk
Web: www.ltmuseum.co.uk

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Information logo  What is here
The London Transport Museum is closing from the 21.8.05 till 01.02.07 to change the exhibits and improve their building.
We enjoyed our visit and thought it was a great place to visit!

Here you can learn about the history of London's transport.
There are lots of displays like early horse-pulled coaches and the world's first underground railway. You can climb on the vehicles and sit in the driving seats.
Actors tell you about the last 200 years of London transport using the displays.

(The actors work till 3.00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and till 4.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.)

There are tours for people with disabilities - you need to book a week before you go.

There are videos and touch-screen displays - these are also in different languages.
You could also visit the Learning Centre, shop or café.
There is a special Kidzone.

The museum sometimes has activities and events like art exhibitions, poetry readings or workshops.

The museum can be hired out for evenings - it holds about 400 guests.
Opening hours logo  Opening hours
Sunday 10.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Monday 10.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Friday 11.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Last entrance is 5.15 pm.
Closed 24, 25, 26 December.
   Cost or concessions
Getting in:
If you are an adult it costs £5.95.
If you have a disability £2.50.
A helper or supporter can go in free!
If you are a student it costs £4.50.

Groups of ten or more pay cheaper prices if you book in advance.

It is free to go if you are under 16 years old and there is an adult with you.

A cup of tea and sandwich in the Nero cafe costs about £3.50.
   Getting there
Nearest landmark:
The London Transport museum is in Covent Garden market.
Click here to see a map from Streetmap.
Parking logo  Parking
There are 2 accessible parking spaces outside the Lyceum Theatre on Wellington Street.
There is 1 blue badge parking space on Tavistock Street.
There are 4 blue badge parking spaces outside the Royal Opera house on Bow Street.
Bus logo  Local mobility bus routes
1, 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, N1, N9, N11, N15, N91, N155 are the nearest mobility buses in the day.
6, 23, 139, 176, N1, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N68, N77, N89, N91, N155, N243 and N343 are night buses.
Tube logo  Tube
(Piccadilly Line) - Covent Garden underground station is about 275 metres from Transport Museum.
Covent Garden underground station is not accessible for people using wheelchairs.

(District & Circle, Bakerloo and Northern Lines) - Embankment underground station is about 800 metres from Transport Museum.
Embankment underground station is not accessible for people using wheelchairs.
   British Rail
Charing Cross main line train station is about 740 meters from the Transport Museum.
Charing Cross main line train station is accessible for people using a wheelchair.
There is level access to all platforms.
To find out more about Charing Cross main line station call National Rail enquires on 08457 484 950 or Network Rail 08457 114 141.
Wheelchair access logo  Access from outside
Covent Garden is cobbled. The entrance is flat through automatic double doors.
   Getting around inside
The entrance door is very wide (about 1400 mm wide).
There are ramps inside the Transport museum for access around and up to the exhibits.
The ramps are not marked - we thought the colour contrast was not very good.
There is a roomy lift which can take you to all the floors.

There are 3 floors.

On Floor 1 there is the reception, free cloakroom, main exhibit space, theatre, shop, accessible toilets and baby change There is also a Nero café. This is open all day.
There are chairs and tables inside and outside the café - they are not fixed to the floor.
The shop sells books, gifts, posters and postcards.

On floor 2 there is a picture gallery. You can also watch a historical movie.

On floor 3 there is the learning and information centre and a picture gallery.
The Learning centre has lots of books and journals and the Museum's website.
You can also watch London Transport films or listen to historical recordings.
In the picture gallery you can see movies about the future of travel and more exhibits.
Wheelchair facilities logo Accessible toilets
There is an accessible unisex toilet on the ground floor.
The doorway is about 935 mm wide.
It is not locked. It has hand rails.

There is also a baby change room on the ground floor.
   Support and equipment
The staff were all very helpful and told us lots about the Transport museum.

The tours for visually impaired visitors and disability groups are free.
They can arrange workshops and tours for people with learning disabilities.
They also organise Touch Tours for visually impaired or blind people - these are about an hour long. You need to book tours a week before visiting.
They have a guided audio loop tour for up to 15 people with hearing impairment.
Currently there is a member of staff who can sign.
Contact the London Transport Museum to find out more.
To book call 0207 565 7298 or email resourcedesk@ltmuseum.co.uk.

The Transport museum has 1 wheelchair which visitors can use. But it is not possible to reserve it.
There are bench seats to sit on inside the museum.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
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