Guided Tours to London

Guided Tours - London Transport Museum  May 23, 2013 – 10:42 am
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Tours of Metropolitan Railway ‘Jubilee’ Carriage No. 353

Get up close and personal with Met Carriage No. 353 on our specialist tours. Learn the history of the only surviving example of a Metropolitan Railway first class four-wheeled ‘Jubilee’ carriage. Hear the story of its eventful life after being withdrawn from service in 1905 and its restoration back to gold leaf glory. Our tour guides will take you on the restoration journey as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground.

Watch the video below which provides a brief overview of the carriage and the restoration process.

2013 Dates

Tours last 1 hour

  • 17 October at 11:00am
  • 18 October at 11:00am

Tickets

Prices: Adults £10; Concessions £8.00 - Tickets must be pre-booked. Group sizes are limited to no more than 10 people per group to ensure maximum enjoyment and access to the carriage.

Book Online or Telephone our Booking Office on 020 7565 7298.

Art and Poster Tours

The stores are a permanent home to one of the world’s finest and most comprehensive collections of transport posters and artworks. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich design heritage of London’s transport,explore some of the 7, 000 posters that London Transport commissioned and get close to original artworks that are rarely seen by the public.

Over 100 years ago Frank Pick commissioned the first graphic poster (No need to ask a P’liceman,by John Hassall,1908) for London Underground.depot signsUnder his guidance London Transport went on to commission works from some of the world’s best known artists including Man Ray,Abraham Games and Edward McKnight Kauffer some of which will be seen during the tour. Some are also on display in the Museum,Covent Garden.

In groups no larger than 10,visitors will be guided through a century of art and design. Tours last approximately 75 minutes and include a Q & A session.

2013 Dates

All tours run on the following dates at 11:30am and 1:30pm

Tickets

Prices: Adults £10; Concessions £8.50 - Tickets must be pre-booked.

Book Online or Telephone our Booking Office on 020 7565 7298.

Tour Requests

We are always open to receiving your ideas or requests for new Poster Tours. If you would be interested in arranging a group tour of our art and poster collection,please contact Sam Clift,Volunteer Coordinator,at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Behind the scenes at the Museum Depot

The Depot is a working museum store housing over 370, 000 objects. Attractions include rare road & rail vehicles spanning over 100 years,bus and rail sheds,signs,ceramic tiles,ephemera and ticket machines.

Guided tours take place on the last Friday and Saturday of every month. Please note that tours are not considered suitable for under 16s due to the factual nature of the content. Group sizes are no more than 15 people per group to ensure maximum enjoyment and access to the collection.

Source: www.ltmuseum.co.uk


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