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Exploring the history of London and its transport system, through a world-class collection of buses, Underground trains, photographs, maps & posters.
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Want to develop new skills and enrich your CV, work with friendly and supportive people, and inspire young children to fall in love with London Transport Museum's collection? Then join us as Primary Schools or Family Learning volunteer! #FriendsMW #MuseumWeek #volunteering #volunteers #heritagemuseum #transporthistory #learningvolunteer
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Want to develop new skills and enrich your CV, work with friendly and supportive people, and inspire young children to fall in love with London Transport Museum's collection? Then join us as Primary Schools or Family Learning volunteer! #friendsmw #m

Where in the Museum would you take - or have you taken - the perfect selfie? We want to hear from you to identify the ideal spots for ‘photo stations’. Let us know in the comments. #PhotoMW #MuseumWeek #selfie #museumselfie #photography
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Where in the Museum would you take - or have you taken - the perfect selfie? We want to hear from you to identify the ideal spots for ‘photo stations’. Let us know in the comments. #photomw #museumweek #selfie #museumselfie #photography

Our Hidden London tours unveil lesser-known stories of our city and its transport network and take you to disused stations and sites rarely accessible to the public. Explore Charing Cross station’s secret platforms, Highgate’s urban wilderness, Churchill’s underground shelter at Down Street, and art-deco marvel 55 Broadway. #ExploreMW #MuseumWeek #hiddenlondon #secretlondon #londonunderground
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Our Hidden London tours unveil lesser-known stories of our city and its transport network and take you to disused stations and sites rarely accessible to the public. Explore Charing Cross station’s secret platforms, Highgate’s urban wilderness, Churc

Detail of a @transportforlondon’s Ride with Pride poster from 2015, on display at the Museum. #RainbowMW #MuseumWeek #LGBTQ #OUTbound #lgbt #lgbtstaffnetwork #lgbtfriendly
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Detail of a @transportforlondon ’s Ride with Pride poster from 2015, on display at the Museum. #rainbowmw #museumweek #lgbtq #outbound #lgbt #lgbtstaffnetwork #lgbtfriendly

Ever wondered how did Underground lines get their colours? There are no verified reasons, although the District line may be green due its ‘leafy’ destinations and the Metropolitan’s purple mirrored the livery of its trains. As visible in these maps from our collection, some lines used to be in different colours: the Central line was orange and the Bakerloo red! From the late 1930s lines were given the colours we know and still see today. Current Tube maps are printed according to @transportforlondon’s standard colour guide, which even has a specific colour naming scheme. #RainbowMW #MuseumWeek #undergroundmaps #tubemaps #undergroundlines #harrybeck #tfl #tubelines #tubelinecolours #districtline #metropolitanline #centralline #bakerlooline #ltmcollections #transporthistory
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Ever wondered how did Underground lines get their colours? There are no verified reasons, although the District line may be green due its ‘leafy’ destinations and the Metropolitan’s purple mirrored the livery of its trains. As visible in these maps f

Families! Have you tried our Top 10 things to do in the Museum? We have lots of fun activities to help you explore the Museum, including a dedicated play area, All Aboard, where children can have a go at driving a bus... or fixing it! #PlayMW #MuseumWeek #families #familyfriendly #museums #thingstodo #londontransport
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Families! Have you tried our Top 10 things to do in the Museum? We have lots of fun activities to help you explore the Museum, including a dedicated play area, All Aboard, where children can have a go at driving a bus... or fixing it! #playmw #museum

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Take a peek behind the scenes of the installation of our upcoming exhibition Untangling the Tracks.

The exhibition reveals all about the Thameslink Programme and looks at the complexity of upgrading the UK’s railway network – the oldest in the world. It opens on 24 May. 
#SecretsMW #MuseumWeek #untanglingthetracks #thameslink #thameslinkprogramme #newexhibition #railwaynetwork
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Take a peek behind the scenes of the installation of our upcoming exhibition Untangling the Tracks. The exhibition reveals all about the Thameslink Programme and looks at the complexity of upgrading the UK’s railway network – the oldest in the world

Today we're celebrating the start of #MuseumWeek2019 and the #WomenInCulture movement by shining a light on the stories of women in transport we've recently added to our permanent displays.

As a result of the 'Where are all the women?' collecting project, we have added new panels documenting the contribution of women to transport history from the 1800s to present day. Come check them out! #womenintransport #transporthistory #ltmcollections #womenworkers #londontransport #transportheritage #newdisplays
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Today we're celebrating the start of #museumweek2019 and the #womeninculture movement by shining a light on the stories of women in transport we've recently added to our permanent displays. As a result of the 'Where are all the women?' collecting pr

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We are taking part in #MuseumWeek from tomorrow. Watch this space for exciting behind the scene shots, inspiring transport stories old and new and much more.  @museumweek #womeninculture #womenintransport #transporthistory #transportcollection
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We are taking part in #museumweek from tomorrow. Watch this space for exciting behind the scene shots, inspiring transport stories old and new and much more. @museumweek #womeninculture #womenintransport #transporthistory #transportcollection

Watch highlights of the renovation of Blackfriars Bridge and station, which took place between 2009-2013, in this video by @networkrail.
Discover all about the Thameslink Programme (@tlprogramme) in our upcoming exhibition Untangling the Tracks, which opens on 24 May. #thameslink #blackfriars #ukrailway #railwaynetwork #transport #transporthistory #londontransport #newexhibition #temporaryexhibition
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Watch highlights of the renovation of Blackfriars Bridge and station, which took place between 2009-2013, in this video by @networkrail. Discover all about the Thameslink Programme (@tlprogramme ) in our upcoming exhibition Untangling the Tracks, whic

The free @VolvoCEGlobal exhibition #futuREbuild is now open in our Cubic Foyer. Come see amazing construction machine models designed by budding engineers from around the world, all built with LEGO! Until 16 May. #legotechnic #volvoce #constructionmachines #drones #futureengineers #constructionmachinery #freeexhibition #lego #innovation #automation
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The free @volvoceglobal exhibition #futurebuild is now open in our Cubic Foyer. Come see amazing construction machine models designed by budding engineers from around the world, all built with LEGO! Until 16 May. #legotechnic #volvoce #constructionma

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 Discover the future of construction machines through the visionary LEGO models designed by our fans!
 Come and visit us at the FutuRE:BUILD exhibition at @ltmuseum! Opens tomorrow 10 May #VolvoCE #LegoTechnic #futuREbuild #automation
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Regram from @globalvolvoce Discover the future of construction machines through the visionary LEGO models designed by our fans! Come and visit us at the FutuRE:BUILD exhibition at @ltmuseum ! Opens tomorrow 10 May #volvoce #legotechnic #futurebuild

London Bridge station - first opened in 1836 - is the oldest London railway terminus still running. Redeveloped between 2009-2017 as part of the Thameslink Programme, it was officially reopened by Prince William #onthisday in 2018.
Our new exhibition Untangling the Tracks - opening on 24 May - explores the modernisation programme. #thameslink #londonbridge #tbt #throwbackthursday #princewilliam #railwaynetwork #ukrailway #trainstation #newexhibition
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London Bridge station - first opened in 1836 - is the oldest London railway terminus still running. Redeveloped between 2009-2017 as part of the Thameslink Programme, it was officially reopened by Prince William #onthisday in 2018. Our new exhibition

On Monday 13 May at 11:00, join our Documentary Curator Ellie Miles on a tour of the Museum to discover inspiring stories of #womenintransport recently added to our permanent display. This tour is free with museum admission. #whereareallthewomen #womeninculture #museumweek #freetour #museumtour #gallerytalks #womeninstem
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On Monday 13 May at 11:00, join our Documentary Curator Ellie Miles on a tour of the Museum to discover inspiring stories of #womenintransport recently added to our permanent display. This tour is free with museum admission. #whereareallthewomen #wom

We have got the perfect day out for all budding engineers! Come see what construction machines of the future look like the exhibition FutuRE:BUILD in our Cubic Theatre from 10-16 May. Then visit our Future Engineers gallery - are you a dreamer, fixer or planner? #VolvoCE #futuREbuild #legotechnic #construction #lego #constructionmachinery #futureengineers #stem
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We have got the perfect day out for all budding engineers! Come see what construction machines of the future look like the exhibition FutuRE:BUILD in our Cubic Theatre from 10-16 May. Then visit our Future Engineers gallery - are you a dreamer, fixer

Have you booked your tickets for next week's Spring Excursion to Kew Gardens yet? Don't miss out on your chance to ride on a vintage RTW bus and enjoy a private walking tour of @kewgardens. Ticket sales end this Sunday, 12 May. #vintagebus #daysout #daytrips #gardens #kewgardens #flowers #rtwbus #1950s #heritagebus #outings
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Have you booked your tickets for next week's Spring Excursion to Kew Gardens yet? Don't miss out on your chance to ride on a vintage RTW bus and enjoy a private walking tour of @kewgardens. Ticket sales end this Sunday, 12 May. #vintagebus #daysout #

In 1998 Yellow Pages commissioned Rufus Leonard to design a special livery and moquette for a C stock train to advertise their telephone directory on the Underground. The Yellow Pages train was in service on the Circle line until 1999. #MoquetteMonday #yellowpages #ltmcollections #transporthistory #textiledesign #moquettedesign
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In 1998 Yellow Pages commissioned Rufus Leonard to design a special livery and moquette for a C stock train to advertise their telephone directory on the Underground. The Yellow Pages train was in service on the Circle line until 1999. #moquettemonda

This 1966 poster, Art Today by German artist Hans Unger, is a rare example of contemporary art at a time when Underground designs tended to be conservative. On display in our Poster Parade, celebrating the contribution of émigré artists to British culture. #posterparade #emigre #emigreatists #posterart #undergroundposters #londonunderground #hansunger #1960s #contemporaryart #arttoday
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This 1966 poster, Art Today by German artist Hans Unger, is a rare example of contemporary art at a time when Underground designs tended to be conservative. On display in our Poster Parade, celebrating the contribution of émigré artists to British cu