Depot Discovery

The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden. It opens to the public for special events, including themed open weekends and guided tours.

The Depot houses over 320,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. Together these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world.

The Depot's main purpose is to act as a working museum store. It provides 6000 square metres of storage space in secure, environmentally controlled conditions. Here our curators and volunteers work to catalogue and conserve objects to preserve our heritage for future generations.

Depot Discovery films

For a personal introduction to some of the fascinating objects stored at Acton, explore this series of short films introduced by Museum staff, Friends of London Transport Museum, and volunteers.

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New mini lightbox

Our fan-favourite London Underground roundel lightbox just got a new younger sibling. This cute smaller version is just 7 inches tall and comes with three interchangeable inserts. Exclusively available at our shop!

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Tour and a treat

Treat yourself to an day out with our newest Hidden London package - discover the abandoned Jubilee line platforms under Charing Cross station before a delicious afternoon tea at the Amba hotel.

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Collections

Object of the Month

This plaque was awarded to the winner of the District Railway station garden competition in 1916, a competition to recognise staff who enhanced stations with plants. It was dug up by a signalman in 1948.

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