Our Acton Centre, in an annex of the London Transport Museum Acton Depot, holds books, timetables and other records relating to the London area.

Both publicity and original records stretch back to the period before the creation of London Transport in 1933, with companies such as the London General Omnibus Company Limited.

By arrangement with the London Transport Museum, we also have access to detailed vehicle record cards.


opening times

Wednesdays 10.00-16.00 - please book ahead.
Other days and times may be available by arrangement, including some Saturdays.

food & drink

The Acton centre is well served by local shops and caf├ęs nearby.


Step free access is available, with a lift to the search room. An accessible toilet is also available. Please contact us in advance if you have any other queries.

getting to the centre
by car

There is no parking available near our research centre, we suggest using public transport instead.

by public transport

Our centre is directly opposite Acton Town underground station (District and Piccadilly lines) which is opposite Museum Way. Buses passing are routes 70 and E3.


The Bus Archive
London Transport Museum
118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
W3 9BQ

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the memory of the bus industry

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