Poster Playground

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 20TH SEPTEMBER 2013

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Dates:
20th September 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
6.45pm-10pm
 
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Poster PlaygroundOffering a different perspective of the Poster Art 150 exhibition, the London Transport Museum is opening its doors late night this Friday for an evening of fun and games. The Poster Playground is strictly for adults only and provides the chance for guests to enjoy the exhibition with a side serving of 2-for-1 cocktails, giant games, face painting, a quiz and a scavenger hunt. Plus, Miss Ballooniverse will be on site creating balloon sculptures, a wandering magician will perform tricks up close and personal, and Victorian-style fortune telling will predict what's in store for the future. Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite poster in The Siemens Poster Vote, which will reveal the most popular poster towards the end of the exhibition.

 

About London Transport Museum

After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. More about London Transport Museum

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Underground Stations

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Goodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyFollow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri25th December 2014Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
Ongoing
Goodbye Piccadilly
event > Tours
DATES  16th May 2014 to 8th March 2015
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri... More about this event
 
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London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
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VENUE  London Transport Museum 
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London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
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VENUE  London Transport Museum 
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London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
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VENUE  London Transport Museum 
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London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
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