London Transport Museum

 Explore the transport history of 19th century

London Transport Museum
A treasure trove of information, historic vehicles and artefacts

The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden offers a fascinating look at the iconic transport vehicles since London first began its infrastructure back in the 1800s.

There's loads to see and do at the London Transport Museum, your tickets give you access to each of the galleries at the museum, as well as entry to any temporary exhibitions that are on when you visit.

From buses to the early evolution of London's steam Underground, you'll see and discover so much you didn't know about the transport history of London in the 19th century.

Imagine most of your time is spent travelling on foot; and then witnessing the revolution that the transport system began. During that all important century the world opened up and you could now get around by railway, road and river.

This museum is very family friendly with lots of hands on activities for kids - and best of all - kids go free.

London is known for its world-class museums - check out our page London Museums for the best of the best.

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London Transport Museum entry tickets

• Entry to London Transport Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions • Timed and dated ticket

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London Transport Museum entry tickets + Golden Tours hop-on bus

• Entry to London Transport Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions • One way Thames River Cruise (if selected) • 2 walking tours

What to expect at the London Transport Museum

Up at The O2
Find out how the London Underground played a role in WWII

What will I see at the London Transport Museum?

The London Transport Museum is a perfect blend of information, history and fun things to do for the whole family. There are so many subjects covering different parts of the transport system over different eras, including 19th century transport (riverboats, the first omnibus, trams and early railways), 'The world's first Underground', the growth of London, construction of tunnels deep underground, transport in during the wars, transport between 1900-1945, and iconic designs we know so well such as the branding for the famous Underground.

Is the London Transport Museum suitable for children?

London Transport Museum is very suitable for children. There's plenty of entertainment including flying posters, build a tunnel ring, play zones (for children age 0-7) and 'Be a future engineer.' The London Transport Museum really does bring the history of London's transport systems to life.

Events at the London Transport Musem

In addition to all the regular exhibitions and activities, the London Transport Museum regularly put on a series of events (extra admittance required), which you can check by keeping an eye on the London Transport Museum official website.

How long do I need at the London Transport Museum?

There is loads to see and do at the museum - if you are really interested you could spend several hours. Most people find they have seen the majority of what they want to see after around two hours.

Do I need a ticket to visit the London Transport Museum shop?

No, you can enter the shop without a ticket. You will need a ticket to enter the museum.

Are there any tours of the London Transport Museum?

'Hidden London' is the name for the exclusive, award-winning tours where you discover all the 'hidden' aspects of London's transport system; including extraordinary infrastructure and feats of engineering usually hidden away below your feet and ‘forgotten’ historical Underground stations usually closed to the public.

You'll be guided into world of the transport system in London during World War II, where knowledgeable guides share incredible stories and showcase long disused tunnels.

Tours are available to pre-book in the website.

London Transport Museum - opening times and location

London Transport Museum
See iconic steam trains

Opening times of the London Transport Museum

10am-6pm, last entry 5pm. See London Transport Museum website for more details.

Location of the London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum is located in Covent Garden, next to the Jubilee Market Hall. There are a number of bars and restaurants around in the square and roads nearby.

Nearest Underground station to the London Transport Museum

The closest Underground station to the Museum is Covent Garden (2-min walk away).

Hop-on, hop-off buses & river services

All of London's hop on, hop off sightseeing buses have a stop at the London Transport Museum.

London Transport Museum - tickets

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Tickets for the London Transport Museum are available for adults age 18+, or child tickets for children aged 0-17 (which are FREE).

What does your London Transport Museum ticket include?

Your ticket gives entry to London Transport Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions. Events and tours outside the regular museum offerings cost extra and you can see a list of these and pre-book on the website.

Annual pass tickets for London Transport Museum - included as part of your regular ticket

To enter the museum, you need both an annual pass and a timed ticket. Once you have your annual pass, it is then valid for 12 months from the date you purchase (you can visit as many times as you like throughout the year at no extra cost).

There are three kinds of Annual Passes available: unlimited, off-peak (for weekdays after 2pm) and Annual Pass Plus (includes Depot Open Days in Acton).

People entitled to free tickets, including children, corporate supporters, carers, Friends or Patrons don’t need annual passes. 

London Transport Museum - cheapest tickets

The cheapest tickets for the London Transport Museum are to be found either at a third party website (see banner above or below) or through the official London Transport Museum website.

Prices are the same for entry whether you go midweek or weekends (although off-peak options are available, they will only save you a couple of quid).

You can save money on entry to the London Transport Museum by purchasing a London attractions pass, such as the London Pass; a pass that lasts for a year and includes a number of top attractions in London.

Or get 2 for 1 entry to London Transport Museum with the Railways long-running offer.

Fast track tickets

There are no fast-track tickets for the London Transport Museum.

Queues at the London Transport Museum

Queuing is not always much of an issue at The London Transport Museum. However, it is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance to reduce the possibility of queuing.

Ticket timeslots and cancellations

When you book you will choose a one-hour time-slot in which to visit. There are typically two time-slots available in the morning and six in the afternoon.

You can cancel your tickets up to 30 days prior to your visit for a full refund, outside this time you lose your the cost of the ticket.

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London Transport Museum entry tickets

• Entry to London Transport Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions • Timed and dated ticket

London Transport Museum with hop-on bus

Save money on this combo offer: London Transport Museum, River Cruise and 2 walking tours

A great package to explore London: enjoy a full day sightseeing by hop-on bus tour, seeing fantastic sights such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, and world renowned streets such as Regent Street, Oxford Street and Piccadilly.

With the 24-hour ticket you can also enjoy a Thames River Cruise: sail from Westminster to either Tower Bridge Quay or Greenwich (or vice versa), and enjoy panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other.

Both tickets include two walking tours: Jack the Ripper and the Coronation walking tour, for an in-depth walking experience learning from your knowledgeable guide.

All this on top of entry tickets to the highly regarded London Transport Museum.

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London Transport Museum entry tickets + Golden Tours hop-on bus

• Entry to London Transport Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions • One way Thames River Cruise (if selected) • 2 walking tours

London Transport Museum with London's attraction passes/ 2 for 1

Attraction passes including the London Transport Museum

The London Pass - the London Transport Museum is supported by London's most popular attraction pass, (with over 80 top London attractions). Top attractions on the London Pass list include the London Zoo, Westminster Abbey, St, Paul's, View from the Shard and the Tower of London. The London Pass offers incredible savings over buying individual attraction tickets.

Go City London Explorer Pass - this pass is similar to the London Pass only instead of allowing entry for a set number of days, it gives entry for up to 60 days, and you purchase by the number of attractions you wish to visit.

To purchase either of these passes follow the banner links below.

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The London Pass


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• 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day passes available.

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