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London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum is hosting an event that could appeal to families booking central London hotels next month.

On December 8th and December 9th, the museum will be holding workshops teaching children how to transform everyday junk items into new art pieces.

The Makedo Mega Modelling Marathon is being overseen by UK-based cardboard artist Lottie Smith and will make use of a special construction toy to up-cycle unwanted items.

Makedo is a reusable connector system designed by toy company Mattel that enables users to join together objects such as fabric, foam, cardboard and plastic.

Project artistic director Smith explained: “We need hundreds of creative helpers to come along to London Transport Museum armed with all types of household junk to help make what will be an iconic sculpture.


“The only rules are no scissors, glue or tape will be allowed, only Makedo’s clever connectors and safe-saws will be supplied.”

Each of the special art sessions will take place from 11am to 3pm on the Saturday and Sunday and can be combined with a visit to the museum.

The workshops follow on from a recent project between the London Transport Museum and Makedo, which created a number of limited edition London bus and tube Makedo project kits, that have proved very popular in the museum’s gift shop.

Admission to the Covent Garden venue costs £13.50 for adults and £10 for concessions, while kids under 16 years old go free. The tickets also allow free return entry for up to a year so ideal for regular visitors to the capital.


The museum is home to more than 370,000 transport related items ranging from full-size tube trains to London Underground artwork.