London Transport Museum is running several events to provide wider access to the Museum and its collection for visitors with special needs. Three events will be held throughout the year with tours of the Museum’s Depot at Acton in West London, the Museum’s new major exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front, and a virtual tour of Aldwych, a disused underground station.
BSL Art and Poster art tour – British sign language (BSL) users only
Saturday 31 May 15.00-16.00
£8.50 (over 16s only)
The Museum Depot, Acton, W3 9BQ
This tour is a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at London Transport Museum’s Depot at Acton in West London to discover the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of transport posters and original artworks.
Led by guest BSL speaker John Wilson visitors can immerse themselves in the rich design heritage of London’s transport, explore some of the 7,000 posters that London Transport and its successors commissioned over the last century and get close to original artworks that are rarely seen by the public.
Aldwych in pictures: a virtual tour
Friday 20 June: 18.00-20.00
£10.00, £8.00 concession
Cubic Theatre, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, WC2E YBB
Discover the underground world of Aldwych station, one of London’s secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by. Opening to the public in 1907 it was never as heavily used as originally intended and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994.
This talk will be delivered by London Transport Museum’s expert Aldwych guide, Richard West in the Museum’s Cubic Theatre, and will include film footage and photographs of the station as seen tours as well as some spaces not normally on public view. It will give an introduction to the station’s fascinating history and will also touch on some of the other disused stations on the tube network. Unlike the station with its 160 steps to platform level, this talk will be accessible to all and will also be BSL interpreted.
Goodbye Piccadilly – BSL interpreted curator tour
Friday 26 September: 11.00-12.00
£8.00 (includes museum entry)
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, WC2E YBB
Join curator Caroline MacVay as she gives a fascinating introduction and insight into this year’s major exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front. The exhibition presents London Transport Museum’s unique perspective on the First World War, exploring how the conflict accelerated social change, how it impacted on the lives of Londoners, particularly women, and the essential role made by bus service staff and buses to the war effort, both at home and abroad.
For more information, and to book tours please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 7565 7298