Long Shop Museum

Long Shop Museum
Main Street
Lieston
Suffolk
IP16 4ES
England

Website

www.longshopmuseum.co.uk/

Telephone

01728 832189

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Long Shop Museum
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In the 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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

31 March - 3 November(extended to incude Half Term holiday) Mondays to Saturdays 10am - 5pm and
Sundays 11am - 5pm

Admission charges

Adults £5
Senior Citizens £4.50
Children £2.50
Under 5's Free
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £12
Coach and tour parties always welcome.
Advance bookings advisable.
Group rate on application.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Leiston in the Great War

Make a Model Trench

  • 7 August 2014

Make a model trench at the Long Shop Museum.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Activities are included with standard museum admission and free to Leiston Resident and Gift Aid Visitor Pass Holders

Leiston Residents passes are available to purchase from the museum and cost just £5 for the year
Each pass admits one adult and all accompanying children for the entire year - proof of address required.

Leiston in the Great War

Code Breakers and Secret Messages

  • 11 — 17 August 2014

Morse Code: Every day this week (Monday 11th to Sunday 17th) from 2pm until 4pm
Come and try your hand at sending Morse Code messages with Leiston Amateur Radio Club.

Secret Messages: Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th August, 11am - 1pm
Make invisible ink and code wheels and try writing your own secret messages

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Activities are included with standard museum admission and free to Leiston Resident and Gift Aid Visitor Pass Holders

Leiston Residents passes are available to purchase from the museum and cost just £5 for the year
Each pass admits one adult and all accompanying children for the entire year - proof of address required.

Leiston in the Great War

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

  • 18 — 24 August 2014

Paper Aeroplanes: Every day (Monday 18th to Sunday 24th)
Try your hand at making different paper aeroplane designs and test fly them in the Long Shop.

Build an Airship: Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st August, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Make a model Zeppelin to take home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Leiston in the Great War

The War Effort at Home

  • 25 — 30 August 2014

‘Ragtime Ruggers’: Tuesday 26th and Saturday 30th August 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Taster workshops on Rag Rugging - a skill much used in WW1

‘Knit your Bit’: Wednesday 27th August 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm:
Knitting workshops with Fiona from Carolyns of Leiston. Learn to knit using knitting needles and fingers!

Admission

Activities are included with standard museum admission and free to Leiston Resident and Gift Aid Visitor Pass Holders

Leiston Residents passes are available to purchase from the museum and cost just £5 for the year
Each pass admits one adult and all accompanying children for the entire year - proof of address required.

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