London Transport Museum – Online Collections

The London Transport Museum explores the history of London and its transport system over the last 200 years. It has over 450.000 items. This website provides access to the online collections of the museum. There are various types of sources available online:

  • Posters. For a hundred years, since Frank Pick commissioned the first graphic poster for London Underground, the company and its successors have kept copies of everything they produced. By the 1980s, when the collection was transferred to the Museum, it contained more than 5000 printed posters and nearly 1000 original artworks. In October 2015 the website provided access to over 5.000 posters and 700 original poster artworks. Basic search is possible, as well as browsing by artist, theme, date, or colour.
  • Photographs. In October 2015 over 23.000 photographs were available online (new photographs are added regularly), reflecting London’s public transport history from the 1860s to the present day. Each image has a brief caption, stating location and date. Basic search in the collection is possible. The photos can also be browsed by location, date, and theme.
  • Online museum. In this section of the website, an online tour in the Museum can be made. Objects can be explored by gallery, collection, or floor plan. Various collections are present: vehicles; photographs; posters and artworks; printed material; signs; tickets, maps and timetables; uniforms, badges and equipment; models and toys; and other objects.
  • Vehicles. Photographs of various types of vehicles (buses, trains, trams and trolleybuses, and taxis and other vehicles).

Images can be downloaded in JPEG format, with a watermark on them.

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