Are you planning a day trip to The Smoke? Next time you visit the capital, pop along to the London Transport Museum where you’ll be transported on a journey through time, telling you the story of how London keeps moving. We’ve had fantastic feedback from our members who have visited the museum, which provides ample facilities for disabled visitors.
Based in the Covent Garden Piazza, the London Transport Museum chronicles the journey of London’s infrastructure from the early 19th Century to modern day. There are currently 450,000 items kept in galleries and as part of exhibitions and other activities. From hidden London tours to modern art, visitors are also given a glimpse of future transport methods for the next generation.
Wheelchairs are provided upon request, with lifts to all exhibits and attractions, though due to the historic nature of some collections, not all vehicles are accessible. For hearing impaired visitors, induction loops can be found throughout the museum, with all audio visual exhibits fitted with induction loops or subtitles. Gallery Talks are available in BSL, though these must be booked in advance by calling 020 756 57298.
Water bowls are provided for assistance dogs and large print highlight tours are available upon request, as well as magnifiers. Visitors can also book described tours in advance over the telephone. Full disabled access and magnifiers are available for the library, though it is recommended to call ahead to use this facility.
What’s on at the London Transport Museum
Year of Engineering
From 23rd March, visitors can explore the innovations in tunnelling from Brunel to Crossrail, or enjoy the Future Engineers gallery with an interactive space for parents and children. Easter family fun will also take place between 30th March and 15th April; plus there is the Summer of Engineering programme to look forward to from July.
Visit on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6:45 for ticketed events such as the Swinging Sixties on 18th May or the Late Debate: Environment Matters on 7th June. Adults: £15. Concessions and LTM Friends: £12.
For more information, visit Ltmuseum.co.uk.
As part of my work with Deafblind UK, I compose feature articles for their bi-monthly magazine, Open Hand. A regular feature is a review of local tourist attractions with accessible facilities for disabled people.
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