October Half Term at London Transport Museum


Start Date: October 21, 2017

End Date: October 29, 2017

This half term at London Transport Museum-

London Transport Museum’s new Poster Girls exhibition will be brought to life for children this October half term, with related family-friendly activities taking place throughout the holiday.

Storytime sessions for all ages

Sessions take place at 11:00 and 14:00 and last approximately 20 minutes

Join the Museum’s guest storyteller on a magical adventure. A little monster finds a mysterious poster that comes to life and transports her into the world of the picture. Discover the weird and wonderful characters she meets and then help the characters lead their new friend back into the real world.

Make & Take, ages 3 – 12

Sessions from 11:30 and 14:30; activities last up to one hour

Children can create their own story book inspired by posters from the Museum’s new Poster Girls exhibition. Children will be invited to find shapes, people and places they can see tucked away in the pictures. Using stencils, collage and drawing techniques they will create a story that takes their characters through an imaginary world.

Families with Special Educational Needs are also invited to an Early Explorer Morning on Saturday 28 October, where children will be able to discover the joys of the Museum before general public opening hours. See below for more information.

Other activities for families

All Aboard

The Museum’s All Aboard play zone is perfect for younger visitors. Children can play conductor on a real bus, repair a mini Tube train with toy spanners, and work in the ‘Lost Property Office’. Older kids will enjoy driving Tube train simulators and meeting costumed actors who bring the exhibits to life.

Singing and Stories

Date: Tuesdays during term-time at 10.45, 12.00, 13.45 and 15.00
Duration: 45 minutes per session
Tickets: Tickets are free with Museum entry and are given out at 10.00 and 13.00 at the Museum ticket desk

For families with children aged 5 and under

Join us to find out how people get around the city. With stories about hopping on a bus to the Museum and songs about catching a tube to London Town, there’s something for everyone. Sessions include singing and dancing, as well as the chance to see and touch objects from the Museum collection.

Songs and stories written and produced by Artburst

Depot explorers: family tours

Date: Various
Times:11:00-12:00 and 13:30-14:30
Tickets: £5 per adult, children and young people aged 17 and under go free.

2017 Tour dates and booking

Go behind the scenes on a special family tour of London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton.  Hear the stories of our historic buses, see a special Underground train driven by the Queen, and discover some of the secrets behind our fascinating collection.

SEN mornings at the Museum-  Early explorers 

Dates: Saturday 28 October 2017 and Saturday 7 April 2018
Duration:  09.00 onwards (open to the general public from 10.00)
Tickets: Advanced booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 020 7565 7298 to book your place now. Children and young people under 18 go free; adults charged general admission rate.

For family visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN), including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we are opening early on two special days. Enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public. Explore our All Aboard family spaces in peace, take part in our craft activities and make use of our new Sensory Bags to help you explore the collection. Many of the sounds in the Museum are switched off, making it a peaceful place to visit.

All Aboard family play zone

Come and explore All Aboard, the Museum’s dedicated play zone for families with children aged 0 to 7 years.

Dress up and help keep our fleet of mini vehicles ‘on the move’. Get in the driver’s seat of a real bus, repair a mini tube train or help passengers find their belongings in the ‘Lost Property’ office. You can also enjoy ‘sailing’ the Thames Nipper, serving passengers in the Nipper café, fly the Emirates cable car, or update the services announcements to help your fellow visitors travel safely and smoothly. There is even an area for infants in our ‘Baby DLR’ which is equipped with an interactive wall and building blocks.

All Aboard is open all year round. During term time the space will be shared with nursery and young school visitors.

The new All Aboard family play zone has been made possible with support from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust and bus manufacturer Optare.

Family Station activities

Available at weekends and school holidays. Suitable for families with children aged 3 – 12

The Family Station at London Transport Museum invites you to choose some activities to do as you explore the Museum. Whether you fold your own bus and drive it between the vehicles, spot shapes around the Museum through our shape spotters or dream up your own transport story, there is something here for families with children of all ages.

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To find out more visit London Transports Museum website for more information here