Join London Transport Museum this summer for their family-friendly programme of activities and events from Monday 27 July to Sunday 30 August 2015. The Museum has teamed up with Mr. Men and Little Miss to celebrate the launch of their new book Mr. Men in London and will be running larger-than-life storytimes and creative workshops for the whole family. Little ones can also play in the All Aboard family play zone, listen to interactive river inspired stories, and take part in a Be Safe public transport challenge.
Mr. Men in London
Daily sessions from 27 July to 2 August and from 17 to 23 August
Mr. Men and Little Miss enthusiasts of all ages can join the characters in their adventures around London with a larger-than-life storytime of the new book Mr. Men in London. Follow Mr Busy, Little Miss Naughty and Mr Tickle as they journey through the city spotting London landmarks, hopping on and off buses, and visiting London Transport Museum. Storytime will take place daily from 11.00 – 11.20 and 14.00 – 14.20.
Inspired by the escapades, young ones can then take part in a Creative Make and Take workshop to create their very own Mr. Men paper hat, with Mr Tickle, Little Miss Naughty, Mr Bump, and other Mr. Men. Wearing their new accessory, kids can then follow London Transport Museum’s new Mr. Men trail through the Museum. Drop-in workshop sessions run daily from 11.30 – 12.45 and from 14.30 – 16.00, and are recommended for ages 3 to 12.
3 – 9 August and 24 – 30 August
Storytime sessions daily from 11.00 – 11.20 and 14.00 – 14.20, all ages welcome
Creative Make and Take Workshop drop in sessions daily from 11.30 – 12.45 and 14.30 – 16.00, recommended for children aged 3 to 12.
Get nautical this summer at London Transport Museum with interactive storytime and creative workshops. Aspiring captains can join an imaginary voyage down the river in a Thames Nipper, adding to the story by discussing what they can see from the boat, before joining an Artburst workshop for some creative fun inspired by the All Aboard family play zone. They can design musical bobbing boats to sail in a sculpture parade before taking their creations home.
The Museum’s new All Aboard family play zone features the real Thames Nipper, and little ones can dress up in uniforms, serve passengers in the Nipper café, and make driver announcements. There is fun to be had on land too, with a mini-vehicle fleet including a bus, Tube train and taxi, along with the Baby DLR and the chance to become a star at the busking spot!
Be Safe Week
Workshops for families and free stamper card trail will run from 10 – 14 August
Kids can have fun, meet safety experts and learn how to be safe at home, in public and when using public transport at London Transport Museum’s ‘Be Safe Week’. Kids will learn directly from the Police, London Fire Brigade, British Red Cross, RNLI Lifeboats, Transport for London’s Road Safety Officers and other agencies, and will collect a stamp from each team of experts they visit.
Children and families can also join a special Depot Explorers tour at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton, West London on selected dates from 29 July – 1 November. Visit www.ltmusuem.co.uk for more information.
Enjoy the rest of London Transport Museum
· Visit their temporary illustration exhibition Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces in the Exterion Media Gallery to view creative snapshots of London life
· Drive Tube train simulators
· Pick up a free stamper card and collect transport stamps as you explore the galleries
· Play on real buses and trains
· Meet costumed actors who will bring some of the exhibits to life
· Choose activities from the family station
The Museum has an indoor family picnic area. The Upper Deck café bar offers bus shaped lunch boxes and serves Tube line milkshakes.
Entry to the Museum is free for children and young people aged 17 and under. Adult tickets are £16.00 (£13.50 concessions) and allow unlimited admission to the Museum’s galleries and temporary exhibitions for 12 months.
Combine a river trip with a visit to London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum and MBNA Thames Clippers have teamed up to create a special combined River Bus and Museum ticket offer. The new single ticket offer will mean families can enjoy Summer Family Fun activities at the Museum and a scenic trip on the river with a 20 per cent discount. Further visiting information is available at www.ltmuseum.co.uk or on 020 7565 7298.