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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Acton Depot Open Weekend

If you have managed to sate your thirst for transport history at the Covent Garden museum, then you might want to visit the overflow site next to Acton Town tube station which is holding one of its
periodic open weekends this coming Saturday and Sunday.

The place is rammed full of old trains, buses and the like - plus a large raised area full of memorabilia ripped out of stations that have been refurbished.


There are usually a few extras laid on, such as the usual "train geek" stalls and a miniature railway, plus rides on a heritage bus.

If going, a couple of tips:

Buy tickets in advance - they last all weekend, and avoid the often lengthy queues on the door.

If taking a bag, make it a very small one as larger bags have to be left in the cloakroom. My camera bag just happens to snugly fit in their airport style measuring box - so I don't have to queue up to get my bag back when leaving.

Adults £10; Senior Citizens £8; Concessions/ Friends £6; Accompanied children under 16 / TfL staff free. Book in advance on 020 7565 7298 (or in person at the Covent Garden museum).


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