The London Transport Museum
, or LT Museum
based in Covent Garden
, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain
's capital city. The majority of the museum's exhibits originated in the collection of London Transport
, but, since the creation of Transport for London
(TfL) in 2000, the remit of the museum has expanded to cover all aspects of transportation in the city.
The museum operates from two sites within London. The main site in Covent Garden uses the name of its parent institution, sometimes suffixed by Covent Garden
, and is open to the public every day, having recently reopened following a two year refurbishment. The other site, located in Acton
, is known as the London Transport Museum Depot
and is principally a storage site that is open on regular visitor days throughout the year.
The museum was briefly re-named London's Transport Museum
to reflect its coverage of topics beyond London Transport
, but it reverted to its previous name in 2007 to coincide with the reopening of the Covent Garden site.
The museum (Covent Garden)
The museum's main facility is located in a Victorian
iron and glass building that originally formed part of the Covent Garden vegetable, fruit and flower market. It was designed as a dedicated flower market by William Rogers
in 1871 and is located between Russell Street, Tavistock Street, Wellington Street and the east side of the former market square. The market moved out in 1971, and the building was first occupied by the... Read More