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Monday, 18 April 2016

May Half Term Activities At London Transport Museums



If you are in London, this May Half Term, why not take a visit to London Transport Museum  for some fab storytime sessions and creative workshops for families. Your children can get artistic with foam block printing inspired by the Museum’s iconic posters, and make their own postcard to take home, or listen to a fun storytime session about the loveable pelican Mr Beak.


There are some storytime sessions that are suitable for all children and grown ups of all ages.The sessions take place at 11:00 and 14:00 and last approximately 20 minutes

Mr Beak, an adorable pelican from London, is on his way to a very important party but he keeps going the wrong way on the Tube! All of a sudden, characters in the posters on the walls start to speak to him. Can they help him? And are they really showing him the way to the party, or are they trying to take him on a secret adventure?

There are some Make & Take workshops for young artists aged 3 – 12 years old and the workshops from 11:30 and 14:30; and the activities last up to one hour

Using posters of wild London spaces from the Museum’s collection as inspiration, children can create a foam printing block based on a fun London activity, such as riding the bus or visiting the animals at the zoo, and produce a personalised postcard to take home.



Other activities for families include the Museum’s All Aboard play zone is perfect for younger visitors: kids can play conductor on a real bus, repair a mini Tube train with toy spanners, and work in the ‘Lost Property’ office. Older children will enjoy driving Tube train simulators and meeting costumed actors who bring the exhibits to life. Children with a passion for art will also love the new London by Design gallery, where an innovative audio-visual display projects a river of images on the floor which lead visitors on a journey to different showcases in the exhibition.

Tickets will cost £17.00 for adults and £14.50 for concessions if you buy them on the day but if you pre book them online at www.ltmuseum.co.uk, you can save a bit of moneyChildren aged 17 and under go free (under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets allow unlimited daytime entry to all Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year, so they are perfect for a family on a budget.

The London Transport Museum can be found at Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB. The nearest stations to London Transport Museum are:

Underground: Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Embankment and Covent Garden
Bus: Strand or Aldwych
National Rail: Charing Cross and Waterloo
Boat: Embankment or Westminster piers

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