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Equipment

The collection includes a wide variety of equipment ranging from ticket machines to typeface and wooden stamps


The equipment collection is made up of objects used on all the different modes of transport in London. It includes items ranging from a horse whip dating from the 1870s to a twenty-first century Cycle Hire receipt. Equipment illustrates how job roles have changed over time and includes items issued to, or used by staff while carrying out their roles. Safety equipment illustrates the evolution of procedures put in place to protect passengers and staff. Maintenance equipment reveals advances in technology.

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New Underground hoodies

Show your pride for your line with our new hoodies, now available to buy! These classic and cosy hoodies feature an embroidered roundel and a striking tube map inside the hood.

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Steam on the Underground

Be transported to a by-gone era of Victorian steam power as we mark 150 years of the District Line. Don't miss out on tickets - this is your last chance to see central London by vintage steam train!

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Object of the Month

In the late 1990s, an advertising campaign was created to promoting Cadbury products – including this strap hanger featuring its iconic Easter treat – the Creme Egg! Unfortunately this egg-cellent design was never used...

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