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Monday, November 14, 2011

Guided Tours of Tube Poster Artists at Museum Depot Acton

Great news for all lovers of London Underground posters & art. London Transport Musuem are running
guided tours of their collection at the Museum's Depot in Acton from this Saturday 19th November, with a Q & A session afterwards.

It is warmer down below - London Transport Museum

The Art of the Poster - London Transport Museum

They said: "Over 100 years ago Frank Pick commissioned the first graphic poster (No need to ask a P’liceman, by John Hassall, 1908) for London Underground. Under his guidance London Transport went on to commission works from some of the world’s best known artists including Man Ray, Abram Games and Edward McKnight Kauffer some of which will be seen during the tour. 
Abram Games Poster
Some are also on display in the Museum, Covent Garden. In groups no larger than 15, visitors will be guided through a century of art and design. Tours last approximately 75 minutes.

Museum (depot) by darquati
Museum (depot) by darquati

There are two tours each day, with the first starting at 11:00 and the second at 13:00.

Saturday 19 November 2011
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Tickets must be pre-booked Online or by telephoning London Transport Museum's Booking Office on 020 7565 7298.  Prices: Adults £10; Concessions £8.50.  Full details here.

UPDATEIanVisits, JemimahKnight , BrendanMission and myself went along on Saturday 19th November - it's a really amazing experience & even though photography is not allowed in the store & collection rooms (to protect the posters & original artwork) we were stunned to see such a huge collection of wonderful posters.  We were treated to short tour of the Museum Depot afterwards and here a few pictures from that part - that alone would have been worth £10 as the depot is only open to the public a few times a year and is usually heaving. Wonderful to see it so quiet.

Ianvisits chatting to  Museum Depot Volunteer John

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