May Half-Term Family Fun at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton Town
- Explore the Capital’s hidden trove of transport treasure in Acton Town
- Enhanced anti-viral cleaning and one-way routes will help keep visitors safe
- Marvel at historic buses and vintage Tube trains
- Take a ride on the London Transport Miniature Railway
- Visit the Depot shop to pick-up transport inspired gifts
- Tickets must be booked online in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk
- Early birds enjoy 20 per cent off until 11 May
Explore the Capital’s hidden trove of transport treasure in Acton Town when the London Transport Museum Depot opens its doors for half-term family fun on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May, and from Wednesday 2 to Sunday 6 June 2021, once the relevant restrictions lift.
The Museum's friendly Customer Service Team will be on hand with a warm welcome to help people explore the Depot safely. One-way routes and social distancing will be in place, and unless exempt or under the age of 11, visitors must wear a face mask. Hand sanitiser stations are located throughout and an enhanced cleaning regime using anti-viral disinfectant that protects for up to 30 days is in operation.
Families visiting the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton Town during May half-term can marvel at historic buses, climb aboard vintage Tube trains and see curious objects from London's transport past.
Along the way families can work together to create a board game inspired by these historic vehicles and objects to play at home. Children will also receive a special activity pack that includes a craft kit to make during their visit and a creative take-away activity.
Even more fun can be had by hopping aboard the London Transport Miniature Railway for a ride on replica models of vintage Underground trains used on the Metropolitan line between the 1920s and 1960s.
The Depot shop will also be open to pick-up exclusive transport inspired gifts, books, homeware, poster artwork and games, including stylish Underground inspired face-coverings to stay safe whilst out and about.
Sam Mullins OBE, Director of London Transport Museum said, ‘We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to discover London Transport Museum’s Depot, our Aladdin’s cave of transport treasure hidden in the heart of west London. Only open for special occasions, May half-term at the Depot will be a rare opportunity to marvel at the historic vehicles we have on display at your leisure, safe, socially distanced and free from crowds. We look forward to seeing you there!’
Timed entry starts from 10:00. Adult tickets cost £15 and £7.50 for children. Kids aged 3 and under go free. Tickets must be booked online in advance. Early birds enjoy 20 per cent off Depot tickets until 11 May and concessionary rates are available.
The London Transport Museum Depot will open its doors twice more during 2021 for special themed events in August (Saturday 7 and Sunday 8, and from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 August) and September (Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 September). Find out more on London Transport Museum’s website.
London Transport Museum in Covent Garden
When the relevant restrictions lift on Monday 17 May 2021, London Transport Museum in Covent Garden will be throwing open its doors to visitors from 10:00. Visitors can look forward to refreshed galleries featuring new collection objects and digital displays, as well as family fun for May half-term and a line-up of new themed After Dark events for adults.
Timed tickets and one-way routes will be in place and hand sanitiser stations are available throughout the venue. An enhanced cleaning regime using anti-viral disinfectant that protects for up to 30 days is also in operation. Unless exempt or under the age of 11, visitors must wear a face mask.
When the pandemic forced London Transport Museum to close its doors in March 2020, it took a major financial hit. Although over 40 per cent of its visitors returned when it reopened in September, reduced ticket sales, shop sales and venue hire income has left it facing a total income shortfall of almost £7 million before emergency support. An appeal saw the Museum raise £40,000 in kind donations, but it still faces a big challenge ahead and every donation – big or small - makes a difference.
To book tickets, make a donation or find out more information visit: ltmuseum.co.uk