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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

London Transport Museum By Covent Garden

Hi there. I mentioned in my last post that I had more to share about the London Transport Museum by Covent Garden in London, England. Whenever we are in London, we are at Covent Garden at least twice a week for antique markets. We passed the Museum often and then decided to visit.



I am fascinated by old transport...having  inherited a huge collection of English railroad and transport postcards from my English Nana.  The card above is an 1870s real photo postcard of a London & North West Railroad  horse drawn parcel van....postcards at Antiques And Teacups



And this postcard is an 1880s L&NWR passenger van transporting passemgers between train lines in Holywell....so, we decided to visit the London Transport Museum...



The Museum covers a fantastic length of all sorts of transport from the early horsedrawn street cars and omnibuses...



through the Victorian period to Edwardian period motor drawn vehicles...



to the history and evolution of the Underground or Tube system which we enjoy when we're in London...



Last year was the 150th birthday of the Underground system and they had a gala celebration dinner at the museum...this photo of the dinner is from the DailyMail...


The Museum has a wonderful display of transportation signs, model railroads, underground maps...




And a collection of posters and artwork...


There is a gift shop, a snack bar, and as of last year a new cafe that is said to be very nice...


So if you have an interest in London's transportation system or want a nostalgic look at old London, this is a fun place to visit!


Have a wonderful weekend.  I am joining:
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a fun look at a new (to me) attraction in London!

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