London Transport Museum seeks donations
London Transport Museum is seeking donations after 80% of its income was cut off after closing its doors in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. It says £1.5m of income has been lost due to lack of visitors because of the lockdown.
London Transport Museum, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, is being planned to reopen in autumn. It costs £25,000 each day to open the attraction and unlike national museums it does not receive regular central government funding. As a charity, the Museum raises 80% of its income through ticket sales, its shop, venue hire and fundraising.
Sam Mullins OBE, Director of London Transport Museum, said: “We know that London Transport Museum brings so much joy to so many people, and we can’t wait to welcome our visitors back to experience all it has to offer – from our historic vehicles and art and design treasures, to our Depot in Acton and our Hidden London tours. But during this time of such great uncertainty, reopening our doors comes with big financial challenges. Donations big or small will help to ensure we can continue sharing our wonderful Museum with people. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has already donated during the lockdown and to everyone who will donate as we launch this new fundraising campaign.”
- Donations to the museum can be made here.