Preview: Overgound Uncovered @ London Transport Museum

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 163 months ago
Preview: Overgound Uncovered @ London Transport Museum

Just like us, the London Transport Museum is celebrating the opening of the East London Line - but where we went on a pub crawl and fell over, they're putting on a new exhibition looking at life along the whole route.

There's three galleries: one, Connecting Communities, takes a snapshot of each area around the line and uses video and photography to bring them to life. We particularly like matching old photos of Croydon to how the locations look today, and a short film by a group of young Anerley residents wondering how the ELL will affect the area.

Another gallery is dedicated to that architectural wonder, the Brunel Thames Tunnel. There's some lovely artefacts on show, including a gorgeous Victorian souvenir 'peep show'. Finally, you can geek out over the new train specs.

Keep an eye out for talks, too: Artmongers will chat about their work with public art on 29th June and the Director of the Brunel Museum will be in on 1st February to enthuse about the tunnel (one for the diary, we think).

Overground Uncovered runs 29th May 2010 - 31st March 2011, included in the normal entrance price. For more information, see the London Transport Musem website.

Last Updated 28 May 2010