THE first Acton Depot open days of 2023 are being held by London Transport Museum from March 24-26.

They offer people the chance to explore the depot’s vast collection of 320,000 historical objects not on display in Covent Garden.

Visitors will discover how electricity has shaped London and its transport system through the ages - from the early days of electric travel to the Oyster Card revolution.

They can:

  • Delve into the ways electricity has shaped life in the capital through a series of talks
  • Climb aboard an electric, zero-emissions Abellio Wrightbus Electroliner bus
  • Have a go at being a train driver in a Victoria Line driving cab
  • Join tours of the poster store - housing more than 5,000 designs
  • Get stuck into craft activities in the Family Zone – create an LED light up poster and learn how to code an electric toy train! Suitable for children aged 7+.
  • Go for a ride on the London Transport Miniature Railway (tickets sold separately on the day). 
  • View the largest collection of London transport signage in the world
  • Visit the original 1930s District Line Q stock train cars and check out the progress being made on this current restoration project.
  • Shop for exclusive gifts and souvenirs and enjoy a coffee or hot meal r.

Visit closer to the event date for the full programme of activities.

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

Concessions are available including tickets for residents of Ealing, Hounslow or Hillingdon.