Photo: Kevin Poh

By conserving and explaining the Capital city’s transport heritage, London Transport Museum offers people an understanding of London’s past development and engages them in the debate about its future.

The first parts of the collection were brought together at the beginning of the 20th century by the London General Omnibus Company (LGOC) when it began to preserve buses being retired from service. After the LGOC was taken over by the London Electric Railway (LER), the collection was expanded to include rail vehicles.

It continued to expand after the LER became part of the London Passenger Transport Board in the 1930s and as the organization passed through various successor bodies up to TfL, London’s current transport authority.

The Covent Garden building has on display many examples of buses, trams, trolleybuses and rail vehicles from 19th and 20th centuries as well as artefacts and exhibits related to the operation and marketing of passenger services and the impact that the developing transport network has had on the city and its population.

 

Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7379 6344
Times: Daily, 10.00 – 18.00 (last admission 17.15)
Friday, 11.00 – 18.00 (last admission 17.15)