Win tickets to London Transport Museum's model collection

London Transport Museum holds an open weekend at its Acton Depot next month and you could go for free. This is a special opportunity to see models of London s transport in miniature and tour behind the scenes. The depot, which is normally closed to the pu

London Transport Museum holds an open weekend at its Acton Depot next month and you could go for free.

This is a special opportunity to see models of London's transport in miniature and tour behind the scenes.

The depot, which is normally closed to the public, has more than 370,000 objects including 70 road and rail vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings, uniforms and original works of art used for the museum's celebrated poster collection.

Visitors can see fascinating collections of working transport model layouts exhibited by guest professional and amateur modellers.


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With layouts varying in size and scale, scenes are depicted right down to the finest detail and cover all modes of London travel from Underground trains and trams to cycling and walking.

A special limited edition model bus commissioned by London Transport Museum will be launched and will only be available to purchase during the open weekend.

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Other attractions include rides on the depot's miniature railway, which features steam and electric trains, trips on full size heritage vehicles - including the 1950s prototype of the Routemaster bus, and tours of the poster and artwork stores led by museum curators.

Family activities include creative workshops and the opportunity to handle some of the objects from the collection. Visitors will also be able to meet actors portraying transport characters from the past who will tell stories of what it was like to work and travel on London's transport network in days gone by.

The open weekend is on March 7 and 8. Tickets are �10 for adults, �8 for senior citizens, �6 concessions and London Transport Museum Friends. TfL staff and accompanied children under16 are admitted free.

Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 020 7565 7298. The depot is open both days from 11am to 5pm with the last admission at 4pm.

The depot is at 2 Museum Way, 118 - 120 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton. The nearest Tube station is Acton Town. Further information can be found at ww.ltmuseum.co.uk.

We have three pairs of adult tickets to give away (chidren go free). To find out how you could win, see this week's Recorder.

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