The London Transportation Museum is one of our favorites in London, but the museum in Covent Garden is however a sliver of their whole collection. They keep the entire collection in the Acton Depot, and periodically it’s opened to the public. LTM has informed us that this year’s open weekend will occur on April 21st and 22nd. Fancy a potter about their massive collection and ogling some out of service trains? Then this weekend is for you!Here are the information: For one weekend this April
, London Transportation Museum’s Depot in Acton, west London, will toss open its doors, giving visitors a rare opportunity to explore a treasure-trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history. Celebrating London’s special transport style heritage and its globally identified branding, Capital Design will showcase an interesting and enjoyable design-themed program of talks, tours, interactive displays, and household activities.From assisted trips of the Museum’s spectacular poster collection and quirky things handling, to a talk from author, broadcaster and cartography professional Mark Ovenden on 150 years of London Underground Design; transport lovers, households, style fans, and individuals interested in London’s history can delight in a bustling weekend finding the terrific design components that make the Capital’s transport network iconic.Highlights include a talkfrom historian Oliver Greenon the legacy of Frank Select– the guy accountable for commissioning some of the
most recognisable icons of London Underground’s identity, a postcard design workshop motivated by the well-known London Underground logo, classic heritage bus rides through the Depot’s picturesque surrounding location and interactive display screens and activities for all ages, such as a signalling demonstration location, where visitors can see the operation of the vintage frames. Visitors can likewise browse for transportation inspired presents at the Museum’s pop-up shop and delight in street-food and beverages from classic vehicles.This sounds completely remarkable and I wish I remained in London that weekend to be able to go! They usually just open it when or two times a year(3 opening arranged this year), so this is an uncommon opportunity,
and any London Transportation nerd ought to take advantage of it!Tickets cost ₤ 12 for adults and ₤ 10 for concessions and are legitimate for one day only. Open from 11:00 -17:00. Last admission 16:00. Kids and young people aged 17 and under go free (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult ). Full details on their site here– it will be crowded, so plan ahead!Additional open weekends in 2018 will be July 7-8 and September 22-23rd.