In addition to pretending you're a giant amongst all of the model trains there is a fantastic collection of over 370,000 objects at the Museum Depot, which includes road and rail vehicles, posters and artworks, engineering drawings, signs and ephemera.
You can also go on a curator led tours of the small object store, ride on the Depot’s miniature railway, which features steam and electric trains and take a trip on full size heritage vehicles. The Wootton Electric Tramway, has been brought over especially from the Isle of Wight, and will carry visitors along its own tracks around the Depot powered by overhead electric wiring.
Plus there's a series of talks over the weekend. The puntastic Robert Hulse, Director of the Brunel Museum, will give a talk entitled "Victorian Engineering at its best" on Saturday 10 March 2012 at 12.30pm and 3.00pm. He'll discus the famous Victorian Father and son engineers Marc and Isambard Brunel whose best known achievement was the Thames Tunnel, the world’s first under water tunnel.
On Sunday 11 March 2012 it's the turn of buses. At 12.30pm and 3.00pm, Roger Torode, author of the newly published book Midland Red Style (written in partnership with Malcolm Keeley), will be talking about the Midland Red bus’ style, engineering and design along with the bus’ surprising life with London Transport. Roger will also be signing copies of his book and answering bus related questions.
Ticketscover both Saturday & Sunday and cost £10.00 for adults, £8.00 for senior citizens, £6.50 concessions and £5.00 London Transport Museum Friends. Accompanied children under 16 get in free.
I'll be there (with Jemimah Knight) geeking out over the mini Tubes and some of the wonderful signs and ephemera. Plus it will be a great opportunity to hear Robert Hulse speak again and I'll time how long it takes him to make a pun about Wapping Shafts.