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“London Transport Museum Depot”

London Transport Museum Depot
Ranked #499 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

For anyone with in an interest in the history and with a little knowledge of London’s Transport, this is an absolute must; well and informatively presented by knowledgeable and entertaining Museum volunteers, the two hours of the tour passed very quickly. There is far more material here than could ever be displayed at Covent Garden, and for this visitor at least, it was far more interesting. Thoroughly recommended!

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

you must take your camera ...if you are interested in this museum and love the old world of transport this is a must
If you are looking for souvenirs to take home with you they are available
the staff are very helpful if you have questions about further information on any of the exhibits
There are cafes just outside of the museum if you are wanting a snack or meal
if you are using public transport , the museum is with in walking distance to the underground rail

Thank Liz123802
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

To visit the depot museum ,you must book your place on their website. And is running very limited time only.

Thank Joanna M
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

The depot houses all the items in LT's collection not on display at Covent Garden and is open only on selected days. The open weekend had lots for the avid enthusiast but also lots for general family interest and trouble had been taken to provide children's activities which seemed popular. Underground carriages and buses through the ages were on display and it was possible to ride out on a 1949 RTW and 1954 prototype Routemaster RM1. An amazing replica 1833 steam bus as giving rides in the museum yard. The collection includes restored vehicles as well as those in mid restoration and those yet to be started. Also on show were many signs, ticket machines, examples of escalators, posters etc etc from the transport world. An army of pleasant and knowledgeable museum volunteers and staff members were on hand to answer any question. A good day out.

1  Thank DCM821
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

If you are interested at all in the history of London's bus, tube and tram networks going back to the nineteenth century, then look no further. This was an eye opener as to the changes in the transport systems and rolling stock over more than 150 years. On display are original horse drawn buses, trams, trolleybuses, and tube trains as well as hundreds of station signs etc.
There are several volunteer guides on hand to take you round in groups of 5 or 6.
You need to contact the museum in advance to arrange a visit, as it is not open on a day to day basis. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Mikemorfey
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