Long Shop Museum
In this family friendly museum you will find a staggering collection of objects, ranging from full-size steam engines (the Richard Garrett & Sons engineering business made many hundreds of steam engines here) to touching mementoes of the lives of the working people of the town.
The Long Shop itself – at the heart of the museum – is a Grade II* listed engineering workshop, thought to be one of the earliest purpose-built production lines in existence (made long before Henry Ford had the same idea!), and it’s chock-full of fascinating exhibits.
We also tell of the history of the area, with displays about the nuclear power station at nearby Sizewell and Leiston’s airfield, home to the American 357th Fighter Group, 8th USAAF, during World War II.
It all adds up to a fascinating day out, with something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Museum, Industrial heritage site, Heritage site, Transport heritage site, Science centre, Agricultural site, Gallery
22nd March - 31st October 2016
Mondays to Saturdays 10am - 5pm and Sundays 11am - 3pm.
Closed on Mondays during April, May, and October except for school holidays.
Young Person (age 17-21) £5
Children (age 4-16) £3.50
Under 4's Free
All ticket holders are entitled to admission for a full year.
Coach and tour parties always welcome.
Advance bookings advisable.
Group discounts available.
- Museums Association
Weapons and War, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport
- 13 May 2017 6-8pm
A crime which took place at the Victorian Garrett Engineering Works has never been solved, but can you discover the clues, conduct experiments, test for facts, and examine the evidence to find out who committed this dark deed!
£3 per person
Long Shop Museum