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Connections

Connections

Connections combines striking 3D design, 55,000 model buildings, projection and transport data in what is the UK's most fascinating and possibly its largest data display. It shows the scale of London's transport infrastructure and the interrelationships between travel above and below ground, by projecting travel data onto a 1:3500 scale relief model of London; the circular central area covers about 16 kilometres from Kensington to Greenwich Peninsular. Visitors can walk behind the relief model to see the geographic relationship of the Underground to the roads above and look through periscopes at the views from London landmarks.


Understanding the Underground

Understanding the Underground

The Underground is one of the most fascinating transport environments for visitors and regular commuters alike.

Taking a look behind the scenes of a working Underground station is a rare privilege that is now open to all. A visit to our Underground station allows the visitor to sit at the controls of one of three train simulators, provide help and information to friends through a working Help Point as well as practice safe use of the Underground in a friendly environment. This gallery is a must for those seeking to visit every Underground station.


Transport for London

Transport for London

London is a city constantly on the move, so its transport networks are essential to continued growth and sustainability.

Find out about the transport story since 2000, when Transport for London was established as a new integrated authority with much wider responsibilities than its precursor, London Transport. Displays cover key themes like the Oyster smartcard ticketing system, congestion charging, accessibility and major transport areas in London, like cycling, the Underground, bus, river, rail and taxi services. Visitors can 'drive' a modern double-decker bus, explore roadworks on London's streets, and board the latest London taxi.


Coming soon to London

Coming soon to London

A prevailing issue for London's public transport system is the need to tackle climate change and contributory factors like carbon emissions. Find out how London Transport Museum is doing its bit to reduce emissions by generating energy from solar tiles fitted to its roof, and installing natural ventilation and low energy lighting in its galleries.

If you have ever wondered what has been planned for transport in your area of London in the next decade, you now have the chance to find out. A digitally projected interactive exhibit gives visitors the chance to preview a collection of transport projects, searchable by borough, postcode and timeline.

Arrive at the ticket window to the future and view a collection of past images imagining what London transport could look like, including a poster from 1926 of London in 2026.


Futures

Futures

London 2055

Your opportunity to consider what it will be like to live in London in 2055, in an exhibit inspired by a report from the Foresight, Government Office for Science programme, and sponsored by Orange. Visitors can view four possible future scenarios for London: Carbon Controlled, Energy Shock, Living Local and Always On. Use the Futures Generator to answer questions about your lifestyle choices and see what sort of city your answers might help to create.

Royal College of Art

As visitors exit the gallery they can view designs for concept vehicles by students from the Royal College of Art's vehicle design course.


All aboard!

All aboard!

Children under 6 can let their imaginations run wild as they climb aboard our fun versions of a bus, train, Tube and taxi. They can take the wheel, becoming a driver for the day, or bump around with the other passengers in the back. They can also explore our miniature London, taking control of the transport system, moving buses and trains around London's most famous landmarks.

Gallery supported by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust.


Interchange

Interchange

Children aged from 7 to 11 can have fun in this interactive hands-on area. The highlight of a visit to the gallery is the chance to drive our Optare bus.

Gallery supported by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust.


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