London Transport Museum Depot
About The London Transport Museum Depot
The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden. It opens to the public for special events, including themed open weekends. The Museum Depot houses over 370, 000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. Together these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world. The Depot's main purpose is to act as a working museum store. It provides 6000 square metres of storage space in secure, environmentally controlled conditions. Here our curators work to catalogue and conserve objects to preserve our heritage for future generations.
The 353 Restoration Project : To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Underground in 2013, London Transport Museum has restored Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No. 353, a four-wheeled first class carriage built in 1892. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the London Transport Museum Friends, the carriage has been refurbished to full to working order in time for the 150th anniversary of the Underground in January 2013. The work was undertaken by the Festiniog Railway, a specialist in heritage railway carriage restorations. Engineers and craftsmen completed to schedule the 16-month, £200,000 restoration project, in November 2012. Following the Underground anniversary celebrations the carriage toured preserved railways in London and the South East. *Image is not necessarily one of the museum.
The Depot can be visited by booking onto one of the monthly guided tours or going along to one of the Open Weekends
Contacting the MuseumPlease do not contact jonniejumble directly about the London Transport Museum Depot as they will not be able to reply to your mail.
Use the website address or contact numbers below. Thank you.
London Transport Museum, Depot 2, Museum Way, 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, London, W3 9BQ
020 7379 6344