FOI request detail

London Transport Museum

Request ID: FOI-0015-1718
Date published: 25 April 2017

You asked

1) The total number of visitors to each venue you operate between the years of 2014-16 inclusive, broken down by calendar year and venue; and 2) The amount of money (in pounds sterling) given to each venue you operate via donation boxes between the years of 2014-16 inclusive, broken down by calendar year and venue.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0015-1718


Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2 April 2017 asking for information about the London Transport Museum.


Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.


London Transport Museum is the conservation and education charity dedicated to preserving our heritage and explaining it to museum visitors. Located in the Grade II-listed Flower Market building in Covent Garden, the museum houses more than 450,000 items of transport memorabilia, including historic vehicles, posters and photographs. Displays tell the story of how transport has evolved in the capital over the last 200 years. London Transport Museum's Depot in Acton is home to collections not on display at the main site in Covent Garden. The depot opens to the public for special events, including themed weekends and guided tours.


Please see the information requested below:



Covent Garden

Visitor Numbers

Acton Visitor Numbers

Covent Garden Donations

Acton Donations

















Donations are recorded on the date the cash was banked.


Visitor numbers are based on general visits to the London Transport Museum at Covent Garden and to Acton Depot Open Weekends. They exclude evening talks and events and guided tours of the Depot.


Visitor numbers are based on financial periods rather than calendar months. The Museum has 13 financial periods and a 31 March financial year end. Whilst we do not record information in calendar years we have calculated the figures above as accurately as possible to answer your request.


The addresses for the two sites are:


London Transport Museum

39 Wellington Street

Covent Garden

London WC2E 7BB


Acton Depot

118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
Acton Town
W3 9BQ


If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.


If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.


Yours sincerely


Graham Hurt


FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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