Museum Depot

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.

Getting here

Our address is:

London Transport Museum Depot
118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
Acton Town
London
W3 9BQ

By Underground

The closest Underground station is Acton Town (2 mins).

Journey

By Bus

The closest bus stops to the Museum Depot are Gunnersbury Lane (Acton Town station) 73 or E3 or Gunnersbury Lane/Uxbridge Road Junction 266,207, 607, 427, 440.

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By Car

There is no parking available at the Depot, except for disabled badge holders.

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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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