London Transport MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2073796344
- Ticket Price: 17 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
London Transport Museum - Review
London truly has the most distinctive museums and the London transport Museum is one of them. This entire museum is dedicated to the development of Public transport in the city from the early past and it also tries to predict the future of public transport.
To the Londoner, the questions about the future are perhaps more significant but a tourist is sure to marvel at the well preserved past of London transport.
Carriages, Buses, trains and trams that once soared through the London Street are carefully preserved for historical reflection. Situated in the busy area of Covent Garden, the place is certain to be a charming, rainy day delight. London Transport Museum is the must see tourist attraction that should be added in 5 Day London Travel Itinerary.
London Transport Museum Information
- Certain areas of the museum are not wheelchair accessible.
- Magnifiers are available for those who might need them.
- Be sure to retain the ticket if you plan to make a return trip as the ticket is valid for a month from the date of purchase.
London Transport Museum Ticket Prices
- Concessions £14.50
- Under 16 free
- Tickets allow unlimited entry for 12 months.
How To reach London Transport Museum by Public Transport
- Bus: Strand or Aldwych (RV1, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139)
- Train: Charing Cross and Waterloo
- Underground: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross
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Things to Know Before Visiting London Transport Museum
5.61% of people who visit London include London Transport Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
50% of people start their London Transport Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see London Transport Museum
73.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum Trips
London Transport Museum, London Reviews
Best place for kids here as there's lots for them to do. You have to go around collecting stamps on the kids activity cards. And with the way the museum is laid out you have to go a specific route around the museum which is great as you get to see everything. Amazing history and lots to learn. A fantastic place for parents to rest downstairs whilst kids play. Only criticism I have is the cafe is super expensive. I definitely advise bringing your own lunch and drinks. Best thing of all is when you pay for your ticket it lasts for a whole year so you can go back anytime!
Great historical museum. Lots to do and very interesting for adults. Not enough for kids other than the play areas. They're good don't get me wrong, but can get very crowded so more accessible features for kids throughout the museum would make it so much better. Little one did love it here mind you
Hugely overrated! Very expensive! I read the glowing reviews of this museum and how suitable it is for kids, even little ones. I read about the play area and the climb-on vehicles. The play area consisted of a wooden train-track setup with about a dozen wooden train cars to share among swarms of little kids, who ended up fighting over them and pushing each other. Nowhere near enough equipment or space for the number of children. I’m posting a picture of the buggy parking area just so you get an idea of how many little kids there were, aside from the bigger kids who pushed the little ones out of their way. The climb on vehicles were a bus, a boat with a snack bar, and a taxi. About 15 minutes of entertainment with way too many kids, especially many who were too big to be on these. The main exhibit might be appropriate for kids from about age 8 and up, but our 3 year old grandson did not really get the point of seeing historical vehicles. “Why isn’t the omnibus moving? Where are the horses?” Model horses did not excite. What, to him, is the big deal of seeing an older red double-decker bus when he just got off of one outside to come to the museum? What do 1800 and 1900 mean to a little kid? Worse, the museum was not air-conditioned and it was HOT, which I’m sure added to the crankiness of the kids (not to mention these grandparents). The price is very high for the size of the exhibit and the amount of time one would devote to seeing this, even if you have an interest in London transport. If you do have an interest, I’d recommend going when there is no school holiday, and maybe, even if there are school groups, they come with teachers go keep the kids orderly. The ticket is an annual pass, and at the entrance they tell you what a good deal that is, but first of all, we were visiting London, so cannot make use of the pass, and even if I could, I can’t imagine going back. There are lots of much better places to take your kids in London and its environs.
A fantastic museum for all ages. Lots for adults to read and learn about London’s historic transport systems. And it’s excellent for children with lots of transport inspired play areas, complete with baby changing facilities and tables for lunch. It’s expensive, but your ticket lasts for one year - so good value for residents.
If your kids are into buses and trains (as mine are) then this is the place for you. It's very doable even for young children. The space is self contained so you can let the kids run free without fear of them getting lost. Lots of interactive displays, plenty of full size trains and buses to play in and a cafe to grab some snacks. All very well catered to children and a good day out. It's not cheap on a per visit basis but tickets entitle you to unlimited visits for a year so if you're local it's a good deal.