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Long Shop Museum - Leiston

Long Shop Museum - Leiston

Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, IP16 4ES, United Kingdom

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About Long Shop Museum - Leiston

Welcome to the website of the Long Shop Museum, Leiston. Situated near Aldeburgh, in the beautiful coastal region of Suffolk, we tell 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 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

Opening times 2013

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Wednesdays except during school holidays.

Admission charges
(no change for 2013!)

Adults £5.00
Concessions £4.50
Children £2.50
Under 5's Free
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £12.00
Coach and tour parties always welcome.
Advance bookings advisable.
Coach and tour parties always welcome. Advanced bookins advisable. Group rate on application.

Free parking.

Tickets can be bought from the museum shop near the entrance.

Telephone: (01728) 832 189 or Email: [email protected]

The Long Shop Project Trust is a registered charity, No. 283444.


General Services

  • 5 Star Rating

Special Opening

  • Open - All Year
  • Open - Easter

Car Parking

  • Free Parking


  • Disabled Friendly
  • Guide Dogs Accepted
  • Special Needs

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