One for enthusiasts of great design, these tours at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton have been created to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ‘Johnston’ typeface. Designed by Edward Johnston in 1916, this iconic typeface is familiar across the world as the one used for the London Underground. On the tour you will discover how an expert in mediaeval handwriting devised a marvellously modern typeface, together with the famous bar and circle logo, to help make London’s transport easier to use. You will hear about the challenges, and ultimate success, of designs so strong and adaptable that they now represent the idea of London itself.
These tours have been developed for an adult audience and it is recommended that audience members are aged 17 and over. Maximum capacity per tour is 8 people.
There is one Johnston Journeys tour day every month with 4 tours on that day at 11am, 11.30am, 2pm and 2.30pm.
Monthly tour dates for 2015:
11th July 2015
8th August 2015
12th September 2015
14th November 2015
12th December 2015
All tours last for approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Tickets must be pre-booked online or via our Ticket Office on +44 (0)20 7565 7298 (open 10.00-17.30 daily) Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Book the Johnston Journey’s Tours online at the LT Museum Booking Page
The London Transport Museum Depot
118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
The Museum Depot in Acton is the working London Transport Museum store housing over 370,000 objects. Sights include rare road & rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, bus and rail sheds, signs, ceramic tiles, ephemera and ticket machines. Not to be confused with the main London Transport Museum which is in Covent Garden!