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I’m really looking forward to being part of London Transport Museum’s Open Museum weekend on ‘Capital Design’¬†on the weekend 21/22 April.

The Museum Depot in Acton is our working museum store housing over 320,000 objects. Sights include rare road & rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, bus and rail sheds, signs, ceramic tiles, original posters, ephemera and ticket machines. From 2018, Depot Open Weekends will take place three times a year, typically in April, July and September.

Brush off the last of winter and join us at our Spring Depot Open Weekend. Discover a treasure trove of vintage vehicles, poster art and a vast array of transport ephemera, tucked into our rarely open working museum store. This April we are celebrating the greatness of design on our capital network and have curated a selection of activities and highlights for adults and children alike. Discover our poster art collection on a guided tour, browse the sign mezzanine and learn more about the famous Johnston Font, or join a talk from our weekend lecture series on maps, poster art and underground design. We look forward to welcoming you.

I am involved on the Sunday. I will be doing a talk at noon and running a stall/installation where people learn more about the early women’s cycle wear – how inventors designed and patented radical new forms of clothing – and be able to try on some of the costumes. I will also have copies of the new book and printed copies of the sewing pattern packs inspired by the research and patents available for sale (n.b. all six patterns are free to download here).

The Sunday programme is here.

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