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Transport Museum Ground floor Early Underground Train early horse drawn bus
The completely refurbished London Transport Museum re-opened to the public on 22nd November 2007, following a complete redesign taking two years to complete at a cost of £22 million. Including a grant of £9.4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and generous support from almost 100 corporate partners. This has all been completed within the original Grade II-listed building with all the restrictions that this entailed.

The theme of the new museum is to tell the story of public transport and the development of London over the past two hundred years. The museum's original collections have been enhanced by the addition of approximately 1000 additional items and covers all modes of transport, including walking, cycling, taxis, river transport as well as the backbone of buses, trams and the underground.
Modern bus drivers cab
The museum's original collection began in the 1920's, when the London General Omnibus Company decided to preserve two Victorian horse busses and an early motorbus for future generations. The Museum of British transport opened in an old bus garage in Clapham during the 1960's, before moving to Syon Park in 1973. In 1980 the museum moved again to its present site in Covent Garden's old Flower Market building.

The Museum's collections are the most comprehensive of their type in the world totalling some 375,000 items. These include an extensive variety of vehicles, signs, photographs, posters, uniforms and architectural material. Also included is the social history of transport, with collections of games, models and other smaller items.

The new updated museum is sure to entertain and educate both adults and children alike and I would recommend a visit on your next excursion to London. It is within walking distance of London's Charing Cross Station.

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More recent buses horse drawn tram Steam Locomotive