Depot open weekends

Acton Depot

The Museum Depot in Acton is our working museum store - a treasure trove of over 320,000 objects.

Three times a year, we throw open the doors and welcome thousands of visitors to explore. Discover rare road and rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, signs, ceramic tiles, original posters, ephemera, ticket machines, and more.

Depot Open Weekends take place three times a year, typically in April, July and September. With talks, activities, tours and fun for all the family, these festival-style events are an exciting opportunity to celebrate, learn, and enjoy one of the most comprehensive collections of urban transport anywhere in the world.

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2019 Open Weekends

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Date: Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 July 2019
Location: Museum Depot, Acton
Time: 11:00 to 17:00, with last admissions at 16:00
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions £10, LTM Friends £6; Children go free

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Prepare for a weekend adventure as we launch our second annual Open Weekend dedicated to our youngest visitors and their families.

Take your pick from the packed programme of transport themed activities and experiences on offer, from musical story time sessions, miniature steam railway rides and heritage bus excursions to specially designed family tours of the Depot and creative make and take sessions. Explore the Depot and its hidden treasures and get inspired about the story of transport - past, present and future.

Highlights include...

  • Bus King Theatre: hop aboard a double decker and settle in for a puppet show
  • Percussion party with Bell Music Academy
  • Little engineer activities: learn how to make a mini Lego train track or build a bridge with the Institute of Civil Engineers
  • Meet costumed characters from the past
  • The Big Picture: help create a giant artwork in a family craft activity
  • Get growing workshops: make a seen train tray with Energy Garden
  • Rides on our miniature railway

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Date: Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 September 2019
Location: Museum Depot, Acton
Time: 11:00 to 17:00, with last admissions at 16:00
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions £10; Children and LTM Friends go free

All change please! The next stop is our Acton Depot. For our September Open Weekend, we’ve been inspired by the golden age of travel and London’s rich heritage of rail termini.

Hear about the ambitious visions for these striking buildings, from the celebrated to the condemned. Discover how the creation of new rail routes transformed the lives of city dwellers and continue to play a significant role in how residents and visitors travel around London.

We will also be heading out of the Capital into the countryside and overseas as we shine a spotlight on other termini and great rail routes that forged a path for travel as we know it today.

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Depot Guidebook

Make the most of your Depot visit with a copy of the Depot Discovery book - the ultimate guide to the hidden treasures of the London Transport Museum. Order from the museum shop today.

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Father's day gifts

Looking for a quirky gift this Father's day? We have a great range of ideas - including exclusive moquette socks and personalised homeware. Treat your dad to a gift from our shop and help support our charitable work!

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New Hidden London treat

Treat yourself to a day out with our newest Hidden London tour package. Explore behind the scenes at Charing Cross  before enjoying a delicious afternoon tea with fantastic views overlooking the Strand.

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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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