For one weekend this April, London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, west London, will throw open its doors, giving you the rare opportunity to explore a treasure trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history.
Celebrating London’s unique transport design heritage and its internationally recognised branding, Capital Design will showcase a fascinating and fun design-themed programme of talks, tours, interactive displays, and family activities.
From guided tours of the Museum’s stunning poster collection and quirky object handling, to a talk from writer, broadcaster and cartography expert Mark Ovenden on 150 years of London Underground Design; transport enthusiasts, families, design fans, and people interested in London’s history can enjoy a bustling weekend discovering the great design elements that make the Capital’s transport network iconic.
Highlights include a talk from historian Oliver Green on the legacy of Frank Pick – the man responsible for commissioning some of the most recognisable icons of London Underground’s identity, a postcard design workshop inspired by the famous London Underground logo, nostalgic heritage bus rides through the Depot’s scenic surrounding area and interactive displays and activities for all ages, such as a signalling demonstration area, where you can watch the operation of the vintage frames.
Sound good? The next Open Weekend takes place between 21 and 22 April 2018 while two further Open Weekends are planned for July and September. Visit ltmuseum.co.uk for the full programme of activities or to buy advance tickets.