Power up for an electrifying weekend at London Transport Museum’s Depot

Tickets now on sale for the ‘Electric Journeys’ Depot Open Days event 24-26 March (Ad)

Between 24-26 March, London Transport Museum is hosting its first Depot Open Days event of 2023, throwing open the doors of its working Museum store in Acton Town for the public to explore.

Normally closed to visitors, Depot Open Days are special themed events throughout the year that offer the public the chance to explore the Museum Depot’s vast collection of over 320,000 historical objects not on display in the Covent Garden Museum, while enjoying a lively programme of activities.

At the ‘Electric Journeys’ Depot Open Days event, you’ll discover how electricity has shaped London and its transport system through the ages - from the early days of electric travel to the oyster card revolution and visions of London’s electric future.

The ‘Electric Journeys’ Depot Open Days event takes place on 24-26 March 2023. Adult tickets costs £15 and £7.50 for children. Children aged 3 and under go free.

Concessions are available including local resident tickets for residents of Ealing, Hounslow or Hillingdon.

Timed tickets must be booked in advance online at ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/depot-open-days .

Over the weekend, visitors can:

  • Delve into the ways electricity has shaped life in the capital through talks that explore everything from the expansion of the London Underground network to art and design, station architecture and sustainability.
  • See a fully electric, zero emissions Abellio operated Wrightbus Electroliner bus on display, and climb aboard it to chat with representatives from Abellio about their electric bus fleet! Have a go at being a train driver in a Victoria Line driving cab and learn how the trains on the world’s first automatic railway work. Join tours of the Depot’s poster store - housing over 5000 different designs - to see how electricity influenced the design of transport posters through the ages.
  • Get stuck into craft activities in the Family Zone – create an LED light up poster and learn how to code an electric toy train! Suitable for children aged 7+.
  • Go for a ride on the London Transport Miniature Railway (tickets sold separately on the day).
  • View the largest collection of London transport signage in the world, which includes samples spanning over 150 years, with examples of different font prototypes, layouts and design styles on display.
  • Shop for exclusive gifts and souvenirs - from moquette pattern socks, scarves and cushions, to framed posters, limited-edition prints and authentic Underground signs.

Visit ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/depot-open-days closer to the event date for the full programme of activities.

The ‘Electric Journeys’ Depot Open Days event is part of London Transport Museum’s Climate Crossroads programme, sponsored by ABM, Mastercard and Sopra Steria. Launched to shine a light on sustainability and transport, and to inspire the Museum’s visitors to take action toward a greener future for London, the programme includes family holidays activities, thought leadership debates for business leaders and policy makers and skills and employability support for young people.


March 1, 2023

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