London Transport Museum: A Toddler's Paradise

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Nestled in a corner of the bustling Covent Garden Piazza in London is the London Transport Museum – a perfect indoor outing for toddlers and their older siblings. Of course the boys will enjoy it more than the girls (not that I'm anti gender neutrality, but just saying), but then trains and buses can get most toddlers excited!

Even though it is a museum, it's not the boring kind which makes your three-year-old  whine through the three levels. The LTM has it all: history, education, entertainment and more.

A slice of history

The museum explores London's transport system over the last two centuries, showing how transport was indeed the backbone of the growth of modern London. So you'll find Victorian horse-drawn buses and the first version of the motorbus, horse and electric trams, the quintessential London black cab, and steam trains and locomotives that ran from the countryside into the heart of the city. Lots of never-before-seen vehicles to keep your toddler engaged.

Photographs and posters also show the various phases of London's public transport from the 1860s to the present day.

 

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A leap into the future

Besides the now-antique trains and buses, the museum also showcases present-day transport and concepts for the future, including a simulation tube that will keep your little one in the driver's seat. Literally!  .

Edutainment and more

There are a number of ongoing child-centric exhibitions and leaning programs (see website for more details) that make education fun for your little explorers. Simulation trains, a chance to pretend-drive a real bus and lots of more activities make it a whine-free outing.   

 

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So toddler-friendly

A Family Play Zone area (complete with a big red bus) gives your toddler a space to run/jump around, while you can relax with a cup of tea.

 

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Little Man playing the part

 

And the best part? Kids go free plus all adult tickets allow unlimited entry for a whole year! Which means it doesn't have to be just a one-time affair. So if the weather forces you to be indoors, there's no better place to be. You will be the Star Mum in your toddler's eyes!

For more details visit https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

 

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13 Responses

    • Nicole

      Most welcome. Glad you found the post helpful. Do visit … your lil one will love it! Thanks for reading

  1. DomesticatedMomster

    I wish there was something like this in our small little neck of the woods we live in. We used to live in a big city and there was a children's discovery museum that I used to take my kids to all the time. There was a lot more stuff in the city but I like the feel of a small community better. And yes, I agree, regardless your gender who doesn't love trains and buses. Thanks for linking with #momsterslink. Hope to see you again today!

  2. Happy Mummy

    I loved the transport museum but totally forgot about it, thanks for the reminder will definitely take Lily 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to #HMcapturingmoments x

  3. Happy Mummy

    I loved the transport museum but totally forgot about it, thanks for the reminder will definitely take Lily 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to #HMcapturingmoments 🙂 x

  4. babyfoote

    Wow, what a place! I can't believe you get in all year on one ticket. That's awesome; you really would be super mum. You don't need to hurry to see everything then and can see the museum at toddler pace.

    What a shame (for me) it's so far from here!!

    Thanks so much for linking with #daysoutwithatoddler – see you again next month! 🙂

    • Nicole

      Yes, it's great that you can visit again and again. If you're a mum of a boy who loves buses and trains, this place is heaven:)
      Lovely to have discovered your blog and linky.

  5. Laura Chesmer

    Ah, that's a blast from the past! I visited there when I was 7 and loved it there. Thanks for reminding me of some of the things I saw 🙂 I'm looking forward to taking my daughter there when she's older.

    • Nicole

      Wow, that must've been a real blast from the past:) Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for popping over…

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