London Transport Museum
It’s a fun place for kids and adults alike to learn about the history of transportation in the UK.
It’s a great place to entertain your kids on a rainy day, or even just a fun place for a meet up!
The London Transport Museum is a great place to take your kids for a day out in London. If your children are anything like mine then they love planes, trains and automobiles! Located in Covent Garden, the Transport Museum gives a hands on “all aboard” view of the history of transportation in the UK. The exhibits of the transport museum include everything from the old rail cars to the iconic double decker bus!
My boys absolutely love trains; and while my experience with girls is somewhat limited, I’m pretty sure most little girls love trains too! This place is full of trains and busses to climb in and out of! We had a great time bouncing on the seats of the antique train cars. There is quite a big difference in the amount of cushion from todays rail and tube cars to the trains of yesteryear! You feel nostalgic sitting in those trains with the feel and intricacy that the wood trim and the musky smells. Train cars were built for comfort and luxury as opposed to profit back then.
The kids received a ticket to stamp as they go through the museum to keep their interest piqued throughout. I personally loved the fact that there are interactive play areas throughout the museum to appeal to the little kids, while at the same time providing rich history that people like me enjoy learning about. Kids can pretend to be the train conductor, or a ticket operator in addition to drive the double decker buses! There is a little cafe on the ground floor where the littles can push trains along on the wooden train table while parents can have a cup of tea all the while keeping a mindful eye. There are also train simulators that let you learn to drive the train, which really appealed to the older kids.
All in all, you and your kids will most certainly enjoy your visit! Tickets to the Museum are £16 for adults (if you book in advance, I believe they are £17.50 at the door). Good news is that children get FREE admission to the museum! Additionally, one more bonus is that your ticket is good for a year. If you decide you haven’t had enough you can save your ticket and come back another day! Getting there is really easy too. Just take the tube to the Covent Garden stop, from there walk down to the entrance of Covent Garden and go around to the left. Follow it around the corner and you run right into it. However, you can also walk straight through and out of Covent Garden, the entrance will be to your left. Here’s the address for you Google lovers, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB.
You can find more information on the London Transport Museum at their website https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk
There are so many fantastic places for you to explore in London with your children. I love finding new places that my kids will enjoy. I would to hear what your favorite places are! Drop a line with some of yours below!