Unleash your inner child at a ‘Permission to Play’ Museum Late at London Transport Museum


London Transport Museum is inviting you to throw off your inhibitions for a playful fun-packed evening of games, challenges, talks and workshops at its ‘Permission to Play’ Museum Late on Friday evening, 24 February at their central London location in the heart of Covent Garden.

Kidults will have the chance to explore the Museum galleries on a scavenger hunt, climb aboard historic buses, Tube trains and trams, play transport board games and dress up in vintage uniforms and props, all to a back-drop of music and drinks.

At the Museum Late visitors can:

Compete on a museum-wide scavenger hunt with the chance to win a Connecting London board game
Take photos of their favourite poster or object around the Museum as they take part in various fun activities in the Museum’s galleries
Play retro board games with a transport theme such as London Underground Monopoly, a Mind the Gap card game, Topple Tower – similar to Jenga but with Tube coloured bricks, and a history of the buses Top Trumps game

Explore physical play with a parachute game – just like you used to play in PE at school!
Make and race a balloon-powered bus – yes this is truly a feat of engineering
Enjoy talks from the Museum’s curators with themes such as ‘Leisure in London’ as illustrated in the Museum’s vintage transport posters and ‘Clocking off’, which reveals a snapshot of staff clubs and societies within London Transport in the 1950s, through archive film clips from the Museum collection and a talk on the ‘importance of play’

Dress up and take your photo in vintage uniforms and props
Get nostalgic with Lego bricks and play transport Bingo
Pretend to ‘drive’ a modern Elizabeth Line train or bus

Unwind with a cocktail or non-alcoholic drink and music
Check out the award-winning Hidden London exhibition in the Global Gallery and discover the secrets of London’s disused Underground stations before it closes in the summer
Explore the Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce exhibition on show at the Museum which looks at the contribution people of Caribbean heritage have made to London and beyond
Tickets are for adults only and cost: £15, concessions £12. To buy a ticket go to https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/friday-late/permission-play