Museum opens doors for first time since lockdown

London Transport Museum has reopened its Covent Garden doors for the first time after closing temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Museum’s Hidden London exhibition in the Global Gallery is also back open. Revealing the mysteries of the Capital’s ‘abandoned’ Underground stations, this atmospheric exhibition delves into the secret wartime histories of Down Street and Clapham South. New opening hours will see the Museum, its shop and Canteen open daily between 11am and 7pm, except for Thursdays and Sundays when the Museum will close at 6pm.

Although London Transport Museum’s much-loved Friday Lates won’t be back in full swing for a while, every Thursday in September and October the Museum will reopen after dark between 6.30pm and 9pm. Tickets are £15 and will give people a ‘private view’ experience free from crowds as they explore the Museum’s galleries and the Hidden London exhibition before enjoying a complimentary drink. Each after dark opening will feature a special themed pub-style quiz exploring film, music, art and design – all with a transport twist. The first after dark event is set to take place on Thursday 10 September where guests can win coveted prizes from the London Transport Museum shop.

London Transport Museum has reopened with Visit Britain’s ‘Good to Go’ standard and has measures in place to keep people safe during their visit.

When the museum was forced to close in March 2020, 80% of its income was cut off. It has since lost £1.5m and counting. In July, the heritage charity launched an appeal. Donations to London Transport Museum can be made here.

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