London Transport Museum is to stage an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. It will run from 16 May 2014 till 8 March 2015. Entitled ‘Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front’, it will reveal how drivers took their buses to the Front to support the war effort, how women advanced into the transport workforce for the first time and how London came under air attack. The exhibition will bring together objects from several collections for the first time, including ‘Ole’ Bill’, a 1911 B-type bus, one of over 1,000 B-types to be requisitioned by the War Department in 1914 for use on the Western Front. The exhibition will also include a number of public events too.
Goodbye Piccadilly is part of Year of the Bus and is supported by and delivered in partnership with Exterion Media, Abellio, Arriva London, Clear Channel UK, Go-Ahead London, Metroline, RATP Dev UK Ltd, Stagecoach, Wrightbus, Optare and Telent Technology Services Ltd. Adult tickets cost £15 (£11.50 concessions) and allow unlimited entry to the Museum for a whole year. People aged 17 and under go free. The Museum is open Saturday to Thursday 10.00 to 18.00 and Friday 11.00 to 18.00 (last admissions 17.15). Event ticket prices and times vary and can be booked in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk or by calling 020 7565 7298.