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 is open for viewing five days a week, providing the opportunity to see our vehicles and artefacts in a light, airy and modern environment.
We hope to welcome you for a day out with us at London Bus Museum soon!
- Museum opening times
- Visit our Shop for a wide range of books, models and gifts during Museum opening times, and at all times for online orders (but please allow up to 21 days for delivery)
- Bus rides in a traditional London double-deck bus operate on certain days we are open, subject to crew and vehicle availability
New! the latest edition of Our Buses, a description and fleet list of the LBM Collection. Buy from the Museum Shop or online: £2
Recent! ~ Working for London’s Buses: A look at different aspects of London bus operations by those directly involved. 128 page hardback book published by Capital Transport. Buy from the Museum Shop or online: £25