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Moquette: London Transport Museum

118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton
October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£5 – £8

Textile Society Event


The London Transport Museum has recently uncovered fascinating stories behind the commissioning, design, manufacturing and use of moquette through the ages. Join us on a behind the scenes visit to the Museum’s Depot (store) to meet Wallace Sewell, current moquette designers for the Underground.

Curator Georgia Morley will talk about her research on moquette which was used in the Museum’s recently published book Seats of London. We will be shown the designs of Enid Marx, Marianne Straub, Paul Nash and Marion Dorn. Wallace Sewell the current designers for moquette on the Underground, Overground, Croydon Tram and Elizabeth line will talk about their work for TfL, the briefs, inspiration and design processes. Depot Manager, Keith Raeburn will give a short tour of the bus and rail shed, showing us moquette designs on vehicles.

The venue is half an hour from Central London to Acton Town – on the District or Piccadilly Line – then a 5 min walk to the Depot.

As this event has been rescheduled from last year there are only five tickets available.

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Date: October 20
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: £5 – £8


Address: 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton
London, W3 9BQ United Kingdom

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Organizer Name: Meg Andrews
Phone: 020 7923 0331