World in Motion: Experience Black History Month at London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum will host a day of activities to celebrate this year’s Black History Month on Saturday 1st October 2011.

Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK since 1987. Its aim is to recognise the contributions of African, Asian and Caribbean people to the economic, cultural and political life in London and the UK.

Events showcasing the Museum’s rich collection of staff history include craft workshops, storytelling and films.

Craft workshops
15.00 to 17.00

Meet Transport for London’s (TfL) staff and listen to stories about their heritage.   Families can try on a variety of uniform hats and caps from the Museum’s collection and take a look at a Rasta hat and a Turban, which reflects TfL’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.   

Taking inspiration from photographs of the millions of passengers that have travelled on the Underground during the last century, families can craft their own uniform or passenger hats and bonnets, using card, paper and sparkles, to wear home. Suitable for 5 plus.

‘We are the champions’ story-telling
11.00 to 11.30

Hear all about the amazing cricket playing London Transport staff from the Caribbean and the trophies they won, and sing-along to some of your favourite railway rhymes. Suitable for under 5s.

Film Screenings
14.00 to 14.45

Two contemporary films made by the Museum in partnership with community groups and TfL will be shown in the Museum’s Cubic Theatre. Following a day in the life of staff at Tooting Broadway Underground station you will find out where your lost property goes at the end of the day. Suitable for all ages.

Black History Month activities are run in partnership with Transport for London’s Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff network group.

Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB
Admission: Admission to the Museum and family activities are free to accompanied children under 16. Adults are charged £13.50 (£10.00 concessions) and tickets allow unlimited admission for 12 months
Online bookings:
Talks & events bookings: +44 (0)20 7565 7298