The historical journey of London transport through the First World War can be learnt during an interactive weekend for families.

London Transport Museum will open the doors of its Acton depot in Gunnersbury Lane on September 13 and 14.

Visitors can see the museum’s 1914 B-type bus No. 2737 and the wartime transformation of it into a battle bus with khaki livery and boarded up windows, ready to take troops to the Front Line.

Vintage motorcycles from the London Motorcycle Museum will be on display, a selection of films will be screened, and there will be talks about what happened to the city’s buses during the war.

 

Curator led tours of the ‘small object store’ will be offered, as well as the opportunity to see under a bus and have a ride on the Acton miniature railway.

Wooden cut outs will be provided for people to pose for photos, people can learn what it is like to be a bus driver and there will be a ‘bouncy bus’ for children.

The event runs from 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm.

Tickets are £10 and £8 for concessions and are valid for entry for the whole weekend. Under 17s go free.

Advance booking is recommended either through www.ltmuseum.co.uk or 020 7565 7298.