Way back in October, DH and I took the Jam to the London Transport Museum as a treat after his hospital appointment. He loves trains, buses and all other vehicles so although he was a little young for some of the educational stuff, he really enjoyed himself. At £15 per ticket for me and DH, it wasn’t cheap but those tickets do give us unlimited entry for 12 months – assuming we don’t lose them – and the Jam got in for free.
On entry we were given a card describing a ‘trail’ through the museum and there are 12 checkpoints at which the Jam could punch his card – it’s a good way to make sure you don’t miss anything or end up going back on yourself. As well as models and information in a range of media, there are lots of real vehicles that visitors can sit in and explore (or pretend to drive) and a small interactive play area for children. As you can see from the photos, the Jam had a great time. I think DH rather enjoyed himself too…
Getting there – The museum is located in the corner of Covent Garden, but it only takes a few extra minutes to walk from Charing Cross rather than Covent Garden underground station, which isn’t particularly child-friendly and gets very busy. If you’re feeling bold however, it’s on the Piccadilly line.
Other facilities – The museum has good disabled access (which also helps with pushchairs) though boarding some of the vehicles wouldn’t be possible with a wheelchair. There is a cloakroom where you can leave a pushchair or pram and the toilets have baby-changing facilities. There is shop and two cafes on site plus all the shops, bars and restaurants of Covent Garden just outside.
(For more of our adventures, click on ‘The London List’ at the top of the page.)