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London Transport Museum reopened its doors to visitors on 7 September after closing for an unprecedented 173 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Families, culture lovers and transport fans will once again be able to enjoy the Museum’s stunning exhibits, historic vehicles and world-famous posters, which together reveal how public transport has shaped life in London over the last 220 years.
The Museum’s popular five-star Hidden London exhibition in the Global Gallery will also be open for people to discover the mysteries of London’s ‘abandoned’ Underground stations, from the secret wartime uses of Down Street and Clapham South to the creative ways forgotten subterranean spaces are being adapted for today’s world.
The museum, including its shop and café canteen, will reopen daily between 11:00 and 19:00, except for Thursdays and Sundays when it will close at 18:00. Adult tickets cost £18.50 and allow free daytime entry to the Museum for a whole year – kids aged 17 and under go free. Timed entry slots must be booked online in advance of all visits.
Keeping its visitors, staff and volunteers safe is the Museum’s top priority. London Transport Museum reopens with Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ standard and has measures in place to keep people safe during their visit. These include:
- New pre-visit information to help people plan ahead
- New one-way routes to explore the galleries with updated signage
- Queuing systems to help people social distance while they enjoy interactive displays
- Hand sanitiser stations throughout the galleries
- Enhanced cleaning regimes with anti-viral disinfectant that protects for up to 30 days
- Cash-free contactless payments
- PPE for staff – including face visors
Sam Mullins OBE, Director of London Transport Museum says: ‘‘During this time of such great uncertainty, we are so keen to reopen our doors and welcome visitors back to our Museum; safe, clean and socially distanced. But the future remains full of big financial challenges. Visiting in itself will help to ensure we can continue sharing our wonderful Museum with people and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has kindly donated, or plans to donate to our public appeal. It has been touching to see so many people showing their support for London Transport Museum in recent weeks.’
Tickets and timed entry slots to visit London Transport Museum in Covent Garden can be booked online at www.ltmuseum.co.uk