London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

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LONDON | The London Transport Museum is one of London’s most fascinating museums, owing to its relevance to the modern day. Public transport is such an important part of London life and a visit to this museum helps put the modes of transport used today in their historical perspective. The museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting its importance in the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800.

The museum is housed in a beautiful Victorian iron and glass building dating back to 1871 that formed part of the Covent Garden vegetable, fruit and flower market. Several interesting exhibits are featured including London’s first underground engine (steam-powered) and a wooden Metropolitan Railway coach (converted to electricity in 1901). Numerous other examples of buses, trams, trolleybuses and rail vehicles from 19th and 20th centuries are also on display, along with vintage posters and signs, including the original tube map.

The London Transport Museum isn’t just focused on the past either – there exhibits that focus on present-day transport developments and concepts for urban transportation in the future. The museum shop is well worth a look at too, as it features plenty of interesting items to purchase like vintage signs and posters.

The London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza
London WC2E 7BB
United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 7379 6344
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

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