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New exhibition Echoes of the Blitz: Underground shelters in Ukraine and London at London Transport Museum

You are invited to a press preview of the launch of a new photography gallery which will showcase a new exhibition, Echoes of the Blitz: Underground shelters in Ukraine and London on Thursday 29 February 2024, ahead of the public opening on Friday 1 March 2024 at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London.

In partnership with n-ost, a Berlin based journalistic network, London Transport Museum has created a display of 70 images that explore how Underground stations and metro systems have provided shelter to citizens during periods of war – now and in the past.

The gallery features images from the Museum’s collection and current works of six renowned documentary photographers working in Ukraine.


Left image: London: people take shelter at Piccadilly Circus station, 1940. Copyright TfL, London Transport Museum collection. Right image: Kharkiv: woman takes shelter at Heroiv Pratsi station, by Serhii Korovayny, 21 May 2022. Copyright Serhii Korovayny, n-ost    

Despite these images being taken around 80 years apart, they present strong parallels of human experience across different locations and conflicts.

This display documents the realities of having to shelter from aerial bombardment and shows the resilience of people in Ukraine and London during times of war.

Prior to collaborating with London Transport Museum, n-ost exhibited images of underground shelters from Ukraine on European subways stations in a project called Next Station Ukraine. 


Interviews, filming and photography opportunities available with:  

  • Matt Brosnan, Head Curator, London Transport Museum

Refreshments will be served.


Date of press preview:  Thursday 29 February

Time: 09:00hrs to 11:00hrs

Due to limited spaces please confirm your attendance by responding to this email:

Time: 09:00hrs to 11:00hrs

(please confirm your arrival time and if you wish to interview a media spokesperson)


London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza



PR contacts: Candice Jones, mobile: +44 (0)7711 345 509 or email
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