What we do

The London Transport Museum Friends support the Museum and its aim of conserving and interpreting London's transport heritage. We provide resources to help the Museum offer people an understanding of the capital's past;  and to engage them in the debate about its future.

Details of our support for Museum projects will be found below.

As well as our support to the Museum, we offer a wide range of benefits to our members, including:

* Free entry to the Museum at Covent Garden for 12 months

* Free or concessionary entry to Acton Depot Open Weekends

* Discounts and priority booking for Museum events, including Hidden London tours

* An extensive programme of meetings and visits 

* A quarterly magazine

For further details of membership, please go to the Get Closer section and watch the video below.



Friends funding for Museum projects in 2023/4 covers the following:

* Q-stock (including restoration of brake vans)

* Building on Excellence in volunteering

* Support for additional curatorial technician

* Heritage bus operations

* Improvements to lighting and other elements of rolling stock displayed at Covent Garden

* Underground train engineering and signalling displays at Acton Depot


The Friends also promote London’s rich transport heritage by harnessing our members’ enthusiasm through our events, magazine and online communications.

As a separate charity from the Museum, the Friends have their own board of trustees and an unpaid management team of people drawn from inside and outside the capital’s transport system.