FOR four days this September, visitors will have the chance to go behind the scenes at London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton. 

It houses more than 320,000 objects from the capital’s transport history and this autumn the focus is on all things ‘Underground’.

Guests will be treated to a programme of talks and vintage vehicle displays, as well as activities for families.

One of the highlights will be a talk by disused stations history expert Siddy Holloway, co-presenter of the new Secrets of the London Underground TV series on the Yesterday

Families can:

  • Take a ride on a miniature railway on all four days
  • Join a Down at the Depot story-telling for under-fives, Thursday and Friday only
  • Get involved with singing, dancing, play and an interactive story about the depot’s unique milk van
  •        Create mosaic-style tiles using collage and recycled materials inspired by the unique tile designs of London Underground stations. 

Timed tickets to visit the depot must be booked in advance online. Adult tickets cost £15 and tickets for children £7.50. Those aged three and under go free. Concessions are available.

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People living in Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon can visit at a reduced price of £10 for an adult ticket and £5 for children.

Acton Town Tube station is the nearest stop to the depot and is on the District and Piccadilly lines.