London Transport Museum
02/16/2017 at 11:34. Facebook
The names of stops on the London Underground can seem nonsensical: think Elephant & Castle or Shepherd’s Bush. But they actually hide 2,000 years of odd anecdotes and historic quirks.

How Tube stations got their unusual names

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London Transport Museum
02/15/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
Join us this Friday for our 'Urban Fabric' Friday late, focussing on fashion, and enjoy curator-led tours, workshops, vintage vehicles, exhibitions, cocktails, a themed quiz and music.
Book tickets: [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
London Transport Museum
02/14/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
Confectionery box containing a pink foil wrapped heart shaped chocolate truffle issued for "Love is" campaign (2002) Happy #ValentinesDay
Join us this Friday for our 'Urban Fabric' Late and enjoy curator-led tours, workshops, vintage vehicles, exhibitions, cocktails, a themed quiz and music.

Book tickets: [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
Visit our brand new Poster Parade which looks at some of the classic designs that have provided inspiration for generations of artists.
In our Design Studio this week;

Meet the wonderful UK based fabric design company Camira (Tuesday) and discover more about the award-winning, avant-garde textile label BeatWoven® who use songs and sounds to visualise and orchestrate patterns (Thursday and Friday).

You can find out more about our innovative Weaving Futures programme here: [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
Visit our brand new Poster Parade - Re-imagining Historical Posters - which looks at some of the classic designs that have gone on to provide inspiration for a new generation of artists. Whether promoting sightseeing in London or travel etiquette, these posters show us how memorable designs and messages can be cleverly reinterpreted for contemporary audiences.

Free for annual ticket holders.
Don't miss Artist Ismini Samanidou in residence tomorrow in our #designology studio. You can find out more about our innovative Weaving Futures programme here: [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
London Transport Museum's exhibition Poster Parade: Re-imagining historical posters explores the pervasive influence of London’s transport design.

“London is instantly recognisable by its transport imagery” - Design Week

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One of our #HeritageTreasures > the original design for the #SherlockHolmes tiles at Baker Street station by artist Michael Douglas, 1979

Share your #HeritageTreasures with Heritage Lottery Fund on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to take part in their photo competition, telling them why you love #heritage!
#OnThisDay in 1875 the Metropolitan Railway's extension from Moorgate to Liverpool street opened. Photograph shows crowds outside Liverpool street at rush hour in 1923.
Have you used any of these hashtags?

#tagsandthecity – London

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Join us in the Studio from 6-7 January and meet textile Designer Josephine Ortega. Find out how she challenges the boundaries of weight, density and scale of transport fabrics, resulting
in bespoke, hand crafted designs. [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
Visit our Studio on the 3 and 4 January and discover Houndstooth’s unique and creative approach to material design processes. You can also try your hand at the Houndstooth motif in repeat using mixed media. [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
Happy New Year from London Transport Museum. Winter skating by Charles Pears, 1928. [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
Party time. Brightest London and Home by Underground, 1924 [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
Winter Sales, by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1924. [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]
Visit the Museum tomorrow and enjoy our Christmas themed Victorian galleries and play with the exclusive London Landmarks giant wooden train set. [ Ltmuseum.co.uk Link ]