London Transport Museum – February 2016 Half Term Family Activities

The Museum’s All Aboard play zone is perfect for younger visitors as it lets kids play conductor on a real bus, repair a mini Tube train with toy spanners, and work in the ‘Lost Property’ office. Children with a passion for art will love the new London by Design gallery, where an innovative audio-visual display projects a river of images on the floor which leads visitors on a journey to certain showcases in the exhibition.

 

Storytime, all ages welcome
Sessions will run daily at 11:00 and 14:00 and last approximately 20 minutes

Join the Museum for a storytime session and hear about the fleet of mysterious night buses which journey into the night as London goes to sleep. One special bus, the Midnight Bus, is the most mysterious of all, as it uses magical tricks to help the night-workers finish their jobs in time for sunrise.

 

Creative workshop, ages 3 – 12
Daily sessions from 11:30 and 14:30; activities last up to an hour

Inspired by the mosaic on display in the Night Shift exhibition London Transport Museum is inviting families to create their own. Using pieces of colourful card little ones can create a scene featuring the bus driver at the wheel or passengers in the bus, which can be taken home to keep or added to a 100m long collaborative artwork.

 

Children aged 17 and under go free (under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets on the door are priced at £17.00 for adults and £14.50 for concessions. Tickets allow unlimited daytime entry to all Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year. Advance tickets can be booked online at www.ltmuseum.co.uk and are £16.00 for adults and £13.50 for concessions.

London Transport Museum announces two new Bachmann Class 66 diesel locomotives:

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66718 Sir Peter Hendy

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and 66721 Harry Beck

 

London Transport Museum in association with Bachmann Europe plc announces two exclusive new Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. Type JT42CWR Class 66 diesel locomotive models which are due for release during summer 2016. These models have been commissioned by popular demand and follow on from the Museum’s highly successful London Underground S Stock models which launched in 2015.

 

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Ginetta Confirm Changes To 2016 Championships

Ginetta Confirm Changes To 2016 Championships

Ginetta today unveil their plans to make their quartet of single-make championships even more cost-effective for 2016, whilst bridging the gap between formulae.

Committed to bringing drivers into motorsport, and nurturing their development as racing drivers throughout their careers, Ginetta has implemented a number of changes to their series for 2016 across both the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and British GT support packages.

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Books for Santa’s Sack, Part 3

Books for Santa’s Sack, Part 3

by BigJules

Part 3: I’m a bit of a bah humbug man when it comes to the commercialisation of Christmas – but there’s one thing that I fervently believe: a book is a present that, if well chosen for the recipient, will give hours of pleasure and be a lasting reminder in itself of someone putting thought, not just money, into a Yuletide gift. Here are the final three books in my baker’s dozen suggestions for your present-buying list.

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