London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum preserves the rich history of transportation in London
With our site being about sightseeing tours by public transit, we cannot leave out the the London Transport Museum. Located in Covent Garden, this museum is a must see for anyone interested in the history of transportation. London has a rich and interesting transportation history including the world's first underground rail system.
The London Transport Museum has occupied it's current premises, a former Victorian period fruit and flower market constructed with glass panels in an iron framework, since 1980. The museum was closed from 2005 to 2007 for a major renovation and upgrades.
Inside the museum you will find a variety of rail vehicles, buses, trams, trolley buses and cars dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries along with many exhibits and artifacts illustrating and explaining the fascinating history, development and operation of London's transportation network and its influence on the city. There are a number of interactive displays, films and more, many of which will be a big hit with the kids.
The London Transportation Museum is open daily from 10 am (11 am on Fridays) until 6 pm. This museum does have an admission charge, however admission is free with the London Pass.
For more information about the London Transport Museum as well as exhibitions and hours visit their official website: London Transport Museum