AS part of London Transport Museum’s final Depot Open Days for this year, visitors can hear from a range of historians and curators about what it takes to keep a collection store of its size running smoothly.

The ‘Depot Unlocked’ open days are on Thursday to Sunday, September 22-25 at the Museum Depot in Acton Town, with local residents of Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon boroughs getting a third off their tickets.

Adult tickets cost £15 and £7.50 for children. Those aged three and under go free.

Tickets must be booked in advance online at 

On the Friday and Saturday, museum director Sam Mullins will talk about how the building was turned from a working repair centre into its current status.

Sam Mullins said: “There is a wealth of associated stories and knowledge preserved at the museum depot.

“Opening the doors is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the huge amount of work that goes into caring for our collection.”

The Depot shop will be open for gifts and souvenirs, from moquette pattern socks, scarves and cushions, to framed posters, limited-edition prints and authentic Underground signs.