London Transport Museum Covent Garden

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London Transport Museum, c. Mark Bibby Jackson
Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB, London, UK

The London Transport Museum (or LTM) is located in Covent Garden in the heart of London, with the main entrance on the Piazza. The museum has the dual function of both exhibiting and preserving London’s railway heritage.

Origins of the Museum

The iron and glass building in which the museum is contained was originally designed as a flower market in 1871. It opened on 28 March 1980, and was subject to a major refurbishment in 2005 to enable more exhibits to be displayed as well as to improve educational facilities. The museum is very popular for school visits, as well as railway enthusiasts or trainspotters – not the Irvine Welsh variety.

It contains many examples of transport vehicles stretching back to the 19th century, including trams, busses, trolleybuses and rail, as well as the first underground electric train (1890).

There is also a London Transport Museum Depot in Acton.

London Transport Museum, c. Mark Bibby Jackson
Entrance to the museum, c. Mark Bibby Jackson

Hiring the London Transport Museum

If you wish to hire the museum for an event click here.

When is the London Transport Museum Open?

From 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Tickets for the London Transport Museum

Tickets range from £13.50 to £18.50 (17 and under enter for free). To buy tickets click here.

How to Get There

Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) is the nearest tube station, with Charing Cross the nearest railway station, both a short walk from the museum. Number 11, 15, 26, 76, 172, 243 and 341 buses go near the museum.

Nearby Attractions

The museum has a great location right in Covent Garden. One of the most buzzing places in the capital, Covent Garden is overflowing with market shops, stalls, restaurants and pubs. Street performers often play here next to the church. You are also very close to Theatreland including the Donmar Warehouse, one of the best rep theatres in London.

Contact Information
Phone: 0343 222 5000