British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

LONDON’S TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Description
The collection includes films and videos made for/by London’s public transport companies and their predecessors for a general audience and covering many aspects of London life, plus some more specialist training and instructional films. The earliest film is a Metropolitan Railway production of 1905. There are silent films of the 1920s and 1930s but the bulk of the collection today dates from the post Second World War era up to the late 1960s - the heyday of Edgar Anstey’s British Transport Films which are typically informative quality productions rich in social history and ‘behind the scenes’ detail. The Museum also holds for reference only a small selection of relevant off-air current affairs programmes, etc, and video copies of feature films featuring London Transport subjects.
Website
http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Keywords
Trams and tramways; Buses, road transport; London Transport; Metro systems, transport services; Transport services; Underground railways
Access
By appointment. Mon-Tue only.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
Material can be viewed on BITC videotapes.
Charges
Museum entrance fee: £5-50 plus £30-00 for VHS reference tape.
Copyright
Copyright held on core collection.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Masters
Approx 2,000 cans of film, 150 titles.
Video/Film
Approx 120 films available for viewing on video.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Detailed shotlists of most titles, staff access only at present.
Online catalogue
Possibly in future.
Printed catalogue
Alphabetical list with brief descriptions and tape references.
Card catalogue
No.
Digitised catalogue
20% of 1" video masters transferred to DV Cam.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Simon Murphy
Job title
Assistant Curator, Film & Photo Collections
Telephone
020 7379 6344
Fax
020 7565 7252
Email
simon.murphy@ltmuseum.co.uk
Address
39 Wellington Street
London
WC2E 7BB

Alternate Contact

Email
library@ltmuseum.co.uk

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