Review of 'London Transport Museum: Museum After Dark'

I have enjoyed the “London Transport Museum” for many years, taking in not only the museum but also the “Acton Depot” (on open days) where they have the majority of their material in storage. During the recent COVID troubles we jumped at the chance to visit the museum during one of it's “Museum after Dark” openings which allow access to the museum after 6:45 pm up until 9 pm and is restricted to adults only, with a free drink included in your ticket (£15/ticket; there were also additional drinks and nibbles on offer in a seating area in the middle of the room). It is a great chance to take in the museum without a lot of kids running around and relax a bit with a drink. They also had a transport quiz every hour with a prize (a virtual tour of one of their shows) which we did not do all that bad at…

Central Atrium

As far as COVID restrictions in place, the number of people at the event was strictly limited and there was a one way system set up but particularly at the beginning of the evening, there was a lot of uncomfortable congestion near the entrance before everyone could disperse (a problem when you only have a limited amount of time in the museum). All the staff were wearing masks and they were regularly sanitising.

Entrance Hall

The event was quite a good amount of fun and quite a relaxed affair though a recommendation would NOT be to try to see everything since you won't be able to, just enjoy what you do see and take your time. Note that the top floor of exhibits was closed during this event.


Note that “Museum After Dark” and “Museum Late” events repeat throughout the year.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2020-10-22

London Transport Museum

Location: London (England)

Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB ENGLAND

Public Transport: TUBE Covent Garden

Telephone: +44 (0) 343 222 5000


Though not a large museum, it does have a lot of history crammed into the three storied building in the corner of Covent Garden. Lots of historical exhibits and artefacts as well as lots of fun things for the kids too including several tube-driving simulators. Unlike other London museums, there is an admission charge.

They also have a great gift shop and café that you can visit without paying admission.