London Transport Museum’s Acton Depot will hold its annual open weekend on 1-3 November.
Visitors will be able to explore the Museum’s collection of over 400,000 objects including historic road and rail vehicles, posters and artwork.
There will also be heritage bus rides and curator-led tours of the small object collection.
In the week (28 to 30 October) leading up to the Open Weekend there will be family and adult workshops, including photography classes, family tours and ‘design your own travelling time capsule’ sessions.
Advance booking is recommended to avoid queues on the day. Kids go free. Tickets are valid for all three days. Adult tickets £10.00 (£8 concessions)
For a full timetable of events and booking information visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Poems on the Underground
On November 5th the museum is hosting a special evening of film, poetry and music featuring glimpses of London life from early times to the present day.
The evening will include a performance by poet and train buff John Hegley of the full version ‘Thank you London Underground’ which was written especially for the 150th anniversary and a shorter version of which is currently displayed in Tube carriages.
The evening will also feature the Apollo Chamber Players, conducted by David Chernaik, who will perform Betjeman’s London, the former poet laureate’s London poems, set to music by Jim Parker.
Tickets to the event are £15.00 (£12.00 concessions) – includes one drink after the performance and a 10% discount on Poetry on the Underground books and posters on sale during the evening.
For booking information visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk