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Vehicle parts

The vehicle parts collection includes mechanical and electronic parts and decorative features


The Museum holds a collection of vehicle parts. These can reveal technological advances, for example in the development of engines and tyres. Improving accessibility on the transport network can be seen in the ongoing development of ramps, handles and seating design. Historical narratives are illustrated through wartime blackout lamps and blast netting. Design evolution can be seen in seating fabric moquette samples and destination blinds.

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Moquette design socks

Who knew transport inspired fashion could look so good? Pick up a pair of Routemaster or District moquette design socks in our online shop! Every purchase supports our charitable work.

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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

A ghostly Edwardian family are board an early Tube train on the right, while a new train has its air-powered doors open to welcome contemporary passengers on this poster designed to promote network changes...

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