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large central picnic area, cheap shop, child friendly
London Transport Museum (London)
Member Name: KatieWaller101
London Transport Museum (London)
Date: 03/08/09, updated on 03/08/09 (86 review reads)
Advantages: kids go free, hands on/interactive, extra activities in school holidays,
Disadvantages: not very big ,but big enough if you have small children
I recently went to The London Transport museum on a school trip with my year 5s (age 9-10). At first I was unsure whether they would be too old for it or if the girls in particular would be bored after a while- FROM THE REACTION OF THE CLASS WHEN THEY FOUND OUT WHERE THEY WERE GOING.
At the entrance we were all given a card that had space for 13 stamps to collect throughout the museum, this really kept them entertained! the stamps were in all areas of the museum which meant you were sure you hadnt missed anything at the end of the day, the way they were situated also meant that you were looking at transport through the years in the correct order, finishing with how transport may be in the future. This card is for everyone too, not just schools.
There is lots of hands on things, buttons to press, buses and trains to go on and lots of lfe-like displays.
we were allocated a schools picnic area but there is also a large allocated area for members of the public to eat their picnic and the good thing is it is in the centre of the museum not in the basement or miles from anything else like other museums. There is also a cafe if you prefer, however i can not comment on this as i did not visit it.
There is a shop and it was great to see a big selection of souveniers at less than £2, there was even a little tube train that was only £0.50, ideal for childrens pocket money.
I was so impressed with it that last week i went again, this time with my 3 year old little boy and 5 year old nephew, and I have to say although my class had a great time, the boys REALLY liked it! there is a play area for under 6s where you can drive interactice buses and trains.There was also special summer holiday activities going on for no extra cost.
Children are free adults are £10 but that includes a £2 voluntary giftaid. I chose to opt out of this as did many others making it £8 and there was no guilt trip as a consequence!!
well worth a visit, it is in a central location too so there is lots to do before/after the museum.
Summary: well worth a visit!something for everyone!
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