Get creative at the London Transport Museum this May semester


The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is offering nine days of fun activities planned for families during the May semester, with children free!

An exciting range of family activities can be found at the London Transport Museum this May semester, including:

Activity “My visit to the London Transport Museum”:

  • Circulates every day, all day in the galleries
  • Ideal for children aged 5 and over
  • Activity sheets will be available at the ticket office.

Curiosities are on the agenda for visitors who are invited to explore the galleries of the Museum while collecting facts, drawing pictures and participating in tasks on their activity sheets.

There is a good selection of tasks for this activity, such as finding the big red Routemaster bus and determining how many passengers can ride on it, discovering the shape of the underground tunnels, and counting the wheels of the historic Omnibus. When the tasks are complete, kids can create their own origami book at home that will be a fun and crafty reminder of their visit to the Museum. The do-and-take book will feature fun activity sections to encourage visitors to interact with the Museum’s collection.

Be creative:

  • The drop in activity takes place every day between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Jardin du Transportorium
  • Ideal for children from 3 to 12 years old

The Get ‘wheely’ activity is an artist-led drop-in workshop that helps children get creative by creating tracks and encourages exploration and experimentation. Younger visitors can also partake in a communal work of art with a good collection of vehicle toys that they can use to make bright color marks. Older children can design their own spirograph wheel design using a variety of London vehicle models.

Telling stories with an underground mouse:

  • The narration will take place each day at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes in the Transportorium Garden
  • This activity operates on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of approximately 10 families
  • Ideal for children under 7 years old

Children under the age of 7 can relax while fulfilling their imagination with the fantastic story “The Curious Adventure of the Underground Mouse”.

Families can also enjoy the following at the London Transport Museum:

  • A visit to the museum’s galleries provides an opportunity to explore the museum’s newest exhibition, Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce. Kids are encouraged to try out a fun new flag exhibit that asks them to guess which Caribbean nation each flag belongs to. Small, family-friendly printed tags will also allow young children to ask questions about the Caribbean experiences that call London home.
  • Discover the historic buses, trams and undergrounds of London’s past
  • Visit the Future Engineers gallery which offers hands-on interactive exhibits. Why not try a palm scanner which is the latest in ticketing technology, ‘drive’ a modern Elizabeth line train, and also enjoy seeing their faces on the cover of The Engineer magazine
  • Visit the life-size recreation of the Tunnel Shield that helped build the world’s first electric tube railway in the Digging Deeper Gallery. The gallery also tells the story of tunneling, from the feats of Victorian engineering pioneer James Greathead to modern Crossrail.
  • Explore the All Aboard family play area where young visitors can have fun playing conductor on a bus, fixing a mini subway train with wrenches and even working at the “Lost and Found Office”

All May Mid-Term activities will take place at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza and will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm from Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June 2022. The London Tourism Awards saw the London Transport Museum was recently named London tourist attraction of the year.

To visit the London Transport Museum, an annual pass and timed ticket are required. An annual pass is valid for 12 months and allows entry throughout the year. An unlimited annual pass costs £21, concessions £20 and an off-peak annual pass costs £18.50 with kids free!

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