If you’re missing the London Transport Museum, then you will be excited to hear that it’s sibling, the London Transport Museum Depot, will be reopening in a couple of weeks.
The Depot, which is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2020, houses the majority of the museum of Transport’s vast collection of treasures, including an impressive collection of original posters, signage, models and even a fully operational Miniature Railway – featuring stunningly realistic mini versions of the underground’s locomotives, carriages and signs.
The Miniature Railway will be running during the depot’s summer season so if you’ve ever fancied riding on it – now’s your chance!
The Depot is also home to an array of vintage London Transport vehicles including a horse drawn bus from the Victoria period and several Underground carriages from the early 1900s.
The facility is normally opened to the public for special events only, however, this year it is staging its very first summer season.
There will be open Weekends, guided tours and an array of special events as the store celebrates the end of its teenage years and the beginning of its twenties.
Unsurprisingly, the health and safety of visitors is of paramount imimportance, with the venue putting a number of measures into place to ensure that the venue is covid secure.
Measures will include a one-way system for visitors, staff in personal protective equipment and an enhanced programme of deep cleaning.
The London Transport Museum Depot is at 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton Town. The venue will be open on the following days and times: Weds 19th – Sun 23rd & Weds 26th – Sun 30th August 2020, 11am – 6pm.
Visitors will need to book timed tickets in advance.
For more information about the facility, please click here.