Family events

Family Whats On

There's something for the whole family at London Transport Museum. We run a range of events - come and enjoy singing and story sessions every week during term time, or explore our collection with special events every school holiday, including creative and crafty activities linked to our exhibitions and collection.

All family events are free with museum admission. Kids go free!


Illustrating LondonEaster holidays

Illustrating London

Saturday 6 - Monday 22 April

All ages welcome. Most suitable for families with children aged 3-12. Free with museum admission.

Have you heard of the bunny that hopped around London on the Underground? Or the bus that leaped over Tower Bridge? Do you know all the people that live, visit and travel all around this wonderful city?

Join us over the Easter Holidays for special events where you can meet some of the illustrators who have captured their favourite London Stories in this year’s Poster Prize for Illustration, listen to them share their stories and take part in themed crafty activities. 

 ElizaSouthwood windrush

Saturday 6 to Wednesday 10 April
11:00 and 14:00 (approx. 20 mins)

Meet Eliza Southwood, illustrator of London is the Place for Me

Join Eliza to hear about her journey becoming an illustrator, and her inspiration for capturing the journey of Lord Kitchener during the Windrush.

Make and take activity

Drop in between 11:30 to 12:45 and 14:30 and 15:45

Have a go at screen printing a London scene, and illustrating into it your own story for a collaborative family illustration.

 EllyJahnz Number 35 to Albany Road

Thursday 11 to Tuesday 16 April
11:00 and 14:00 (approx. 20 mins)

Meet Elly Jahnz, illustrator of The 35 to Albany Road

Elly has ridden the 35 bus many times! And done lots of people-watching on the bus… listen in on what inspires Elly to create her illustrations.

Constructing Characters

Drop in between 11:30 to 12:45 and 14:30 and 15:45

Everyone on the bus has their own story. What character will you illustrating to ride on your bus - are they a spy, or a scientist? An astronaut or an acrobat?

For families with additional needs, we will be opening the Museum with this activity running from 8.30 - 10.00 on Saturday 13 April for our Early Explorer Morning

 174538 Alicia Jennings The Cabmens Cafe

Wednesday 17 to Monday 22 April
11:00 and 14:00 (approx. 20 mins)

Meet Alicia Jennings, illustrator of The Cabmen’s Café

Once upon a time there were more than 60 cabmen cafes around London, but today there are only 13 left. Join Alicia to find out all about them.

Sketching on the Spot

Drop in between 11:30 to 12:45 and 14:30 and 15:45

Explore the Museum galleries and try out location drawing, paying close attention to the details of our collection. 

Meet at the Transportorium to venture out with Alicia, first come first serve.

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Singing and Stories Singing and Stories

Date: Tuesdays during term-time at 10.45, 12.00, 13.45 and 15.00

Duration: 45 minutes per session

For families with children aged 5 and under. Free with museum admission.

Join us to find out how people get around the city. With stories about hopping on a bus to the Museum and songs about catching a tube to London Town, there’s something for everyone. Sessions include singing and dancing, as well as the chance to see and touch objects from the Museum collection.

Songs and stories written and produced by Artburst

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To see all events at the Museum, visit our events calendar.

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