Thursday 16 July 2015

London Transport Museum - Summer fun, frolics and home essentials!

Heritage weekend: Vintage Summer Steam

Historic train trips and retro pop-up tea
Savour a bygone era with a historic steam train trip and a retro pop-up tea and cake treat in Metro-land. We’ve teamed up with Tea Darling, organisers of retro vintage tea parties, to offer a one-off experience. Passengers can travel on a beautifully restored steam train and then sip tea and eat Victoria sponge cake from ornate crockery while listening to old-time music at Watford Tube station.
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Family Fun:
Mr Men inspired activities 
Poster Parade: 
London in the Summertime 

27 July to 30 August
Listen to a larger-than life reading of the new Mr. Men in London book and make Mr. Men and Little Misses paper hats in creative workshops. The story follows Little Misses and Mr. Men as they travel across London hopping on and off buses and spotting London Landmarks. Children can also get nautical in the Ahoy Captain! storytime and make and take activities.
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10% off for a limted time only
Our new poster parade called London in the summertime will take you on a colourful journey through the capital in the summer months, featuring works by some of the most prolific artists of the last 100 years. From vibrant images to idyllic illustrations, the Underground has always used art to inspire Londoners and visitors to explore the city in the warmer months. A selection of the exhibition posters are available to purchase online with 10% off for a limited time. Please use the online discount code: summer10
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Summer essentials: 
Relax in style this summer
Royal Institute: 
The story of the spacesuit

Available online now
Whether you’re jetting abroad or spending the weekend in the garden, we’ve got your summer essentials covered. Grab a beach towel and deck chair in the iconic London Underground map print here, perfect for lounging about in the sun.
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Thursday 30 July
Planning a trip into space? You’ll need the right outfit. Join the Royal Institution, TV presenter Dallas Campbell and British astronaut Helen Sharman as they explore the fascinating and surprising story of the spacesuit. Budding astronauts are encouraged to ‘suit up’ and come in space-themed fancy dress!
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And finally...get on board for our Depot Family Tours 
Go behind the scenes on a special family tour of the Museum's Depot in Acton. Hear about the Victorian train carriage that used to be someone's home, see a special Underground train driven by the Queen and board a 75-year-old tube train. Suitable for children aged 5-15 with their parents or carers.
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