Stick Your Story In The London Transport Museum

By Lindsey Last edited 113 months ago
Stick Your Story In The London Transport Museum

ltmuseum_stories.jpg London Transport Museum's not just about how we got about way back when. It's a constantly evolving collection, keeping pace with what's happening and changing in our city today. Opening on 19 September, as a follow up to their great 'Art of the Poster' exhibition tracing the history of transport posters is a new exhibition of designs submitted to their contemporary poster competition. In the same vein, the museum is actively collecting transport stories from the community, inspired by its vast and various collection, past and present.

Always wondered what the shiny cube in the middle of Elephant and Castle was for? Lewisham born Margaret's tales of post war tram travel compared to current day transport is, shockingly, already dated featuring as it does a 521 bendy bus in the video. Bet you could put together an original song for your own 'Tube Tales' a la John Brannan and string together some Flickrpool shots. Is your transport landscape changing? Are you affected by the East London Line extension or Crossrail? Why not tell your story for posterity and help bring London transport to life for future generations?

Or create something to share with us. A poem, a picture, a photograph or a video like these guys did. Turn your journey into living history - or at the very least, quick and dirty online entertainment. We challenge you.

If you're interested in creating a proper digital story with London Transport Museum then please contact them on If you just want to amuse your fellow readers, stick words or a link to a photo in the comments or email your videos to londonist at gmail dot com and we'll post the best of them right here.

Image by Tyla Arabas via the Londonist Flickrpool

Last Updated 08 September 2009