History of London Transport Museum
London is a very rich city for different places of interest, but some of them must surely be attended. One of such places is the London Transport Museum, the place that displays the history of transport evolution and sets a high value on the transport and modern London. This museum demonstrates the heritage of London’s transport during the previous 200 years.
Every museum depicts some historical events of the country. But in the Transport Museum you have an excellent opportunity to know not only the history of the past, but also to get acquainted with the modern examples of transport.
This museum is situated on the ancient Flower Market building. In 2005 it was closed for restoration, which was sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The first exhibit items appeared at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to the transport General Omnibus Company. Afterwards the museum display was refilled by the railway vehicles. At this stage there is a huge collection of buses, trolley-buses, photos, engineering plans, outfit and trains that date back to the 19th or 20th century.
In order to display the bigger objects of exposition the Museum Depot was established. It is housed in West London. Here one can find such showpieces as trams, buses, trains and others. Regrettably the Museum Depot is not opened for the visitors routinely.
The Transport museum contains a lot of interacting objects that are very interesting for children. It is possible to touch, to jerk them, to sit on them and to press the buttons, to wind the rudder and a great variety of other enthralling actions. For the younger visitors of the museum (children) there is a big table with toy trains on the first floor. This fact substantiates that London Transport Museum means much not only for the history of the UK, but it is also a perfect place to spend a good time.
London Transport Museum opening hours
The museum galleries working hours are:
Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 18.00 (Last entry 17.15)
Friday 11.00 – 18.00 (Last entry 17.15)
London transport museum adress, phone
Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner) London
Phone: +44 20 7379 6344