FAMILIES will be invited this October half-term to track down Billy Brown of London Town at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden and its Museum Depot in Acton.

Billy Brown is a cartoon character who appeared on posters across London’s buses and Tubes in the 1940s.

This unlikely wartime ‘hero’ helped Londoners navigate the capital safely by using catchy rhyming couplets designed to make important safety messages memorable.

Visitors can track down Billy Brown figures among the historic buses and trains on display. Along the way, Billy will point out transport gems in the museum’s collection.

The Museum Depot at Acton Town will be open on Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, and from Wednesday, October 28, to Sunday, November 1.

Daily opening hours will be 10am to 4.30pm, with last entry at 3pm. Adult tickets cost £15 and are £7.50 for children aged 4-17. Those under three go free.

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Timed entry slots must be booked in advance online.

Acton Town is one of the only museum stores in the capital which opens for the public to explore. A one-way self-guided route will allow visitors to discover this Aladdin’s cave of more than 320,000 transport treasures.

The LT Miniature Railway will be open for service, with passengers able to hop aboard replica models of vintage trains used on the Metropolitan line between the 1920s and 1960s.

Adults and children aged 11 and over must wear a face covering when visiting both the Museum and Depot.

Book online at www.ltmuseum.co.uk.tickets