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London Transport Museum:
Covent Garden
(main site, open all year)
Acton Depot
(special openings/tours)

Animals Underground

- London Zoo teams up with London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum Covent Garden
London Transport Museum The museum occupies the site of a former flower market shed to the east side of Covent Garden's Piazza. It was re-opened in 1993 after a prolonged refurbishment.

Buses, trains and trams abound in this child friendly museum.

Exhibits date from the 1820s to the present day bringing to life the evolving nature of the capital's famous transport system. An original Shillibeer Horse Omnibus and early tube carriages make sure this museum offers the lot for the everyday travel buff.

Opening times
Daily 10.00-18.00 [Fridays 11.00-18.00]
Last admission 17.15
Closed 24, 25, 26 December

Adult UKP5.95
Concession UKP4.50 [OAP's and students]
Reduced concession UKP2.50 [People in receipt of income support, job seekers allowance and people with disabilities. Proof of eligibility must be shown on request]

London's Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza


Nearest Tube
Covent Garden

London's Transport Museum Acton Depot
London's Transport Museum Depot in Acton Town is a unique working museum store containing vast collections not on display at the Museum in Covent Garden. Open to the public for three themed weekends a year.

118 - 120 Gunnersbury Lane, London W3 8BQ. Tube to Acton Town. Bus to Acton Town station or Gunnersbury Lane junction of Uxbridge Road

Next open weekends at the Depot:

Special joint event with Kew Bridge Steam Museum on the Sunday
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May 2003

London Transport in the 1930s
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October 2003

Animals Underground
- London Zoo teams up with London Transport Museum

LONDON'S Transport Museum has teamed up with London Zoo to provide a special new discount offer.

The new partnership has been formed to coincide with the Museum's interactive exhibition 'Adventures Underground', on until 28 September. The exhibition follows a family as they embark on a Tube journey from Waterloo station to Camden Town and visit London Zoo. Visitors help the family plan their journey, buy a ticket and get to see a driver's eye view of the trip.

Vouchers are given on admission at each venue. Visitors to the Museum in Covent Garden will receive a voucher entitling a free child place at London Zoo. Visitors to the Zoo pick up a voucher allowing UKP1 off full paying adult at the Museum (children are free).

A special new range of t-shirts mark the initiative. Animals on the Underground feature a range of animals from elephants to fish, all found within the Tube lines of the famous Underground map. Grid24 came up with the
idea when Paul Middlewick, Head of the Creative Department, was travelling by Tube. He discovered that by staring at the Underground map he could create animals using Tube lines, stations and interchanges on the map.
1. Entrance to the exhibition and all activities are included with Museum entry.
2. Location: Covent Garden Piazza. Tube to Covent Garden, Leicester Square or Holborn. Bus to Strand or Aldwych.
3. Opening times: Daily 10.00 - 18.00 (Friday 11.00 - 18.00) Last admission 17.15.
4. Admission: Adults UKP5.95, Concessions UKP4.50, accompanied children under 16 go free. Annual Season ticket: UKP12.95, Concession UKP9.95.
5. Animals on the Underground t-shirts are available from London's Transport Museum priced at UKP13.99 childrens and UKP15.99 adults. For other stockists and for more more information go to

More LT Museum info:

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