The London Bus Museum is pleased to welcome you on board a bus journey that has taken 150 years
Have you ever wondered what happened to all those wonderful old buses that ran in London and which you only now see in old films and books? Well, the good news is, some of them live on! While thousands went to the scrap yard at the end of their working lives, some have found their way into preservation as living, moving museum pieces at London Bus Museum. Here you will discover the largest collection of working historic London buses in the world, a priceless heritage representing more than 150 years of public transport evolution in the capital.
London Bus Museum is much, much more than simply a display of old buses for enthusiasts; its aim is to present the unique engineering heritage of the collection in its historical, social, technological and educational background.
Here you can re-live the happy times of travelling on these knights of the road, experience the sights, sounds and smells of a past age, evocative of colourful liveries, elegant coachwork, fine leather and moquette upholstery. A wonderful day out with a difference - indefinably nostalgic for those who rode on them, as well as a world of fascination and wonder for the younger generations, many of whom have never even been on a bus!
London Bus Museum displays the culmination of 50 years of preservation work and provides the opportunity to see our vehicles and artefacts in a light, airy and modern environment.
And London Bus Museum also comes to you! - travel on our buses FREE at the Routes 65 and 71 Heritage Event ~ Ealing - Kingston - Leatherhead ~ Sunday 11th June 2023
We hope to welcome you for a day out with us at London Bus Museum or at our Heritage Events soon!
- Museum opening times
- Visit Shillibeer Place, our Shop for a wide range of books, models and gifts during Museum opening times, and at all times for online orders
- Bus rides in a traditional London double-deck bus operate on certain days we are open, subject to crew and vehicle availability
Latest Museum News
LBM Chairman interviewed on BBC Radio LondonRead more
LBM Chairman Leon Daniels OBE joined a BBC Radio London broadcast with Ed Adoo on 29th May to promote the London Bus Museum and our
RT4779 hosts a BBC Radio broadcast for Surrey DayRead more
RT4779 was the official transport for a team from BBC Radio Surrey, touring the county and stopping off at various locations to interview people. However
Stallholder entries for our Summer Festival now welcome!Read more
Traders Market entries now welcome : Stallholder Application form [PDF] - Deadline for entries : 9th June Vehicle entries now welcome : Vehicle entry form
- 11 Jun, 23Upcoming
Routes 65 and 71 Heritage Event25 Jun, 23Upcoming
Summer Festival 202316 Sep, 23Upcoming
Route 38 Heritage Event in conjunction with Heritage Open Days
Online Shop Favourites
Greater London Bus Map – fully updated to 29 April 2023£2.00 Add to basket
In & Out of Service [book, 163 pages, hardback cover] – a high quality production detailing vehicles in the Museum collection£40.00 Add to basket
Teddy Bear Bus Driver in full uniform, including shirt and tie, jacket and trousers£19.90 Add to basket
RF25 limited-edition model£99.00 Add to basket