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LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM OPEN DAY

London Transport Museum Depot in Acton is offering rare access to its vintage buses, miniature railway and collection of World War 1 memorabilia during on 13th and 14th September –  a great day out for transport enthusiasts and families

Fans of London Transport should head to Acton on the 13th or 14th of September, where there’s a special weekend of  activities focusing on the role of London’s Transport in the First World War taking place. Visitors will have access to the Depot’s vast collections store – which only opens to the public occasionally – and will also be able to take part in an exciting line up of activities. 

A highlight of the Open Weekend will be the appearance of the Museum’s 1914 B-type bus No. 2737, and also on display will be four vintage motorcycles from the London Motorcycle Museum, including a 1919 Triumph Model H – a motorbike used in the First World War to provide effective communications with the front line troops.

There will also be chance to join curator-led tours of the small object store, ride on the Acton Miniature Railway, take part in heritage bus runs around the Acton area and experience what it’s like to be a bus driver with Transport for London’s Safety and Citizenship team. 

Doors open at 11am and the event finishes at 5pm. Last admission is 4pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession) and are valid for entry for the whole weekend. Children and young people aged 17 and under go free. Advance booking is recommended – ltmuseum.co.uk or 020 7565 7298.