The London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton will throw open its doors on the 27th and 28th April, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure-trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history that are not currently on display at the Museum in Covent Garden.
To coincide with the District Line’s 150th anniversary, the event will celebrate London’s iconic Underground network – particularly the District, Victoria, Jubilee and Overground lines – and the passion, loyalty and debate these lines inspire in those who travel on them. From their architecture and design, to the stories and communities that surround them, visitors will discover another side to their journey through a jam-packed programme of talks, tours, demonstrations and fun family activities.
With lots of activities for families, visitors can:
- Take a ride on the Museum’s very own miniature railway.
- Play in the Family Zone. Learn about the familiar and curious objects at the Depot, have fun dressing up as a train driver, try building bridges and trains, and get crafty making transport inspired badges to take home.
- Have a go at being a train operator in a Victoria Line driving cab.
- Join a bitesize family tour called My Favourite Vehicle and see highlights from the Depot’s collection of vintage trains.
- Join interactive family workshop Send the Right Signals, and learn how to build a track and sequence of signals.
Visit their website for a full programme of activities here.
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £10 for concessions and are valid for one day only. Open from 11:00-17:00. Last admission 16:00. Children and young people aged 17 and under go free (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). Book here.