The London Transport Museum is opening up its Acton depot in April, allowing members of the public to explore its vast collection of items from London’s transport past and present.
The depot will be open to visitors on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April and museum bosses have lined-up a range of activities designed to appeal to families, local residents and transport enthusiasts.
Confirmed activities include a talk about secret tunnels and disused stations on the Underground by Londonist editor Matt Brown, rides on Acton miniature railway, a chance to meet the team responsible for keeping the transport system moving after a fire or other emergency, and trips on heritage buses.
There’ll also be screenings of films from the museum’s archives, including Solving London’s Traffic Problem (1922) which shows rare footage of the tunnels on the Bank branch of the Northern line being widened.
Other films include Behind the scenes at Transport for London’s Lost Property Office (London Transport Museum film, 2011) and On Broadway – a Day in the Life of Tooting Broadway (London Transport Museum film, 2011).
Tickets cost £10, concessionary tickets are available for £8 and children under 16 go free. To pre-book visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk or call 020 7565 7298.
The Museum Depot is located in Acton at: 2 Museum Way, 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton Town, London W3 9BQ. The nearest London Underground station is Acton Town which is on the District and Piccadilly lines.