If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience in London, look no further than Acton Depot Open Weekends. This hidden gem offers visitors the chance to explore London’s rich transport history with access to over 320,000 artifacts, from vintage buses and trains to posters and signage.
Visitors can take a peek at the restoration workshop where experts bring old vehicles back to life or explore the “Piccadilly Circus” area, which houses a collection of vintage advertising and signs. And for those interested in the more obscure aspects of transport history, the Depot has a collection of abandoned and discontinued prototypes that never made it to the streets or rails.
The Depot is open a few times a year and holds “Open Weekends” We will aim to put up any details of the next session.
Inspired by the year of engineering, looking at inventions and influences of the past present, and future engineering “marvels” of London’s transport system.
11 am -17.00hrs
Our visit in July to the Open weekend was what we will describe here. On the day you are presented with a timetable of events
But the real beauty of Acton Depot Open Weekends lies in the chance to learn about London’s transportation evolution and how it has shaped the city we know today. From the earliest horse-drawn buses to the futuristic designs of the present day, Acton Depot is a must-visit destination for transport enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
And with only a limited number of Open Weekends per year, this truly is London’s best-kept transport secret. So don’t miss out on the chance to discover the city’s hidden history – book your tickets for Acton Depot Open Weekends now.
5 Things You Can See At The Acton Museum Open Day
At the Acton Depot Museum, visitors can explore over 320,000 artifacts related to London’s transport history. Some of the things you can see include:
- Vintage buses and trains, many of which have been restored to their former glory.
- Posters and signage from different eras, provide a glimpse into the advertising and design trends of the past.
- The restoration workshop, where experts work on bringing old vehicles back to life.
- The “Piccadilly Circus” area, which houses a collection of vintage advertising and signs.
- Abandoned and discontinued prototypes that never made it to the streets or rails, provided a glimpse into the transportation designs that never quite took off.