Long Shop Museum

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.

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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

Long Shop Museum
Main Street
IP16 4ES




01728 832189

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