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Friday, June 18, 2010

Celebrate London Transport Museum's 30th Birthday

Thirty years ago London Transport Museum was opened by Princess Anne and this weekend, if you're an early bird, you can gain a 1980's entrance price. The first 15 guests on Saturday 19th June and the first 15 on Sunday 20th June can gain entry into the Museum for just £1.40 - the price in 1980.

Princess Anne at the opening of London's Transport Museum

There's also a limited number of Bruce Rowling ‘Museum sketchbook – picturing our project’ books being given away to lucky visitors while stocks last. The sketchbook has a collection of wonderful illustrations of the plans for the Museum when it was clsoed for two year for refurbishment & re-opened in November 2007.

Pastel Sketches of the Refurbishment

London Transport Museum opens at 10am at the weekends and standard admission is £8. If you can get your Dad there early it might be a nice treat for him (or persuade your kids to take you there) for Father's Day.

There's a new exhibition - Overground Uncovered: Life along the line - which celebrates the new East London, London Overground line. The line is London's first major public transport development for over ten years and connects Dalston Junction with New Cross, New Cross Gate, Crystal Palace and West Croydon.

For nostalgic bus fans, London Transport Museum's 1950s prototype Routemaster bus RM1 will be on the Covent Garden Piazza in front of the Museum from 11am Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June. The bus will be open to the public to view and climb on board.

Full details of the birthday activities are on London Transport Musuem's site including a birthday Tweet competition. Catch up with their Twitter account over the past week to enter.

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