Transport is a basic necessity for every human being in their day to day life. One needs transport to earn their livelihood, for a leisure holiday or to meet a friend or family staying far from you. We all are connected to transport in some or the other way, and now we can not imagine a life without a fast mode of transport.
Last weekend we visited London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London to explore and understand the history & heritage of transport for Britain. Ticket price – £13 pp for an annual pass.
A Victorian iron and glass building that originally was one of the famous vegetable fruit and flowers market, is now occupied to showcase collection for London museum. It shows and informs you about the earliest mode of transport in London- water ways i.e. boats & ships running across river Thames for export and import purposes. It displays many examples of later mode of transports like horse carts, trolley buses, buses, trams, rails. It also exhibits various artefacts like posters, signs, models, photographs, engineer drawings, engineer dresses, advertisement hoarding for marketing of transport services.
This visit will give you a good insight on how transport developed over the centuries, from labour intensive hands work to machinery development. You will read about how the tunnels were dig by hand, how first lady bus conductor came on board, how difficult was to work in such environments, how transport brought a boom to economy. A perfect day out to know about transport history of this bustling city of London.
Sharing some pictures I took during my visit.