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Long Shop Museum

Main Street, Leiston IP16 4ES, England
+44 1728 832189
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Quite a good museum but rather expensive at £6.50. £4.50 would be more apt. No consessions for OAP... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Very pleasant afternoon

Lovely museum... takes about 2 1/2 hours to see all the displays and very interesting as I didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Situated near Aldeburgh, in the beautiful coastal region of Suffolk, The Long Shop Museum tells the story of more than 200 years of the town's life and work. 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 mementos of the lives of the working people of the town.
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Main Street, Leiston IP16 4ES, England
+44 1728 832189
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a good museum but rather expensive at £6.50. £4.50 would be more apt. No consessions for OAP. Amazing to think so many people worked there in its hay day

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely museum... takes about 2 1/2 hours to see all the displays and very interesting as I didn't know of the existence of the works and all the different things they made.lts well worth a visit even if like me you aren't interested in steam...More

Thank ellis1912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to visit in a march this year but we were just too early. This time we made it! What a delightful man on the till! Very knowledgeable and very welcoming indeed. My husband, a farmer is very interested in this kind if thing....More

Thank Enid G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum today with my husband and two grandchildren aged 7 and 5. The lady at the reception was very helpful and had a pleasant manner. The museum has lots of exhibits which are well set out and are presented in a number...More

Thank Nora H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in awe of the displays. The staff were very well informed and couldn't do enough to help us. Plenty of puzzles and smells for the children. Well worth half a day out indoors.

Thank lastshave
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went with my husband and grandson, they enjoyed themselves. steam roller was in steam but only went a few feet. It was interesting to find out some of the female Garret family's history, and the extent of products made at this factory.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Surprisingly rich industrial history of a small Suffolk town. With lots of old fashioned machines it is a good place to visit on a wet day with the children or grandchildren in tow. Intersting social insights into the "model factory" movemetn.

Thank rfortey
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Interesting insight into Leiston's past smaller than expected but worth going to staff helpful some places difficult for disabled visitors Good facilities for children

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Probably got here a bit late 4pm last hour and in the rain. the displays are very interesting and follow a lot of the local history of Garratts involment The Gallery in the Long hall displays a great story of steam There appears to be...More

Thank seafarer20162016
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited here today. The museum gives a wonderful insight into our past industrial heritage. Lots to see, interesting staff to talk to great for children interested in our industrial past. A decent but simple cafe. Thanks to everyone at the museum.

Thank Staqgman
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Has a modern cafeteria offering a range of food and drink.m