About the new Museum
In November 2007 the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden re-opened after a two year £22 million pound refurbishment. The new Museum has more exhibition space, including a brand new gallery at the top of the building. Families can explore a new learning zone, more of our popular 'driver's-eye' simulators, a play area for the under 5s and fantastic new interactives throughout the Museum.
As well as uncovering the stories of more modes of public transport and the people who have worked on them, the Museum has several new themes. Galleries showcase London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. Visitors are also encouraged to look at London within the context of other major world cities.
The Museums new facilities include a stylish, two-storey shop and café overlooking the Piazza, and a 120-seat, state-of-the-art theatre for the What's On programme, school sessions and conferences.
View the Museum using the floorplan
Images from the re-development
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The Online Museum
Our project aim was to dramatically increase access to all objects on permanent display within our new Museum via the Web
The actual or virtual visitor can explore the Online Museum which follows the main museum narrative whilst in the galleries, or as part of a web visit.
We also wanted to design a way for you to engage in a two way dialogue with us, to hear your stories and memories that may be generated whilst you look through the Online Museum.
This web site has been created with content produced by Museum staff so thanks is due to everyone within the Museum that worked developing the new museum.
The Online Museum project was supported by funding from Renaissance London and developed by the Digital resources project team:
Tell us what you think of the site - Online Museum survey
Online Project team
- Bryan Wills - Head of Digital Resources
- Anna Creedon - Digital Collections Developer
- Katherine Hughes - Curator and Online Curator - Read Katherine's Top Ten objects