Ipswich Transport Museum
Ipswich Transport Museum
4.5
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Sherry W
    London, United Kingdom84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a few surprises...prams and doll for me!
    great day out, we took the grandson (10, apprentice adult, and future bus enthusist...) the volunteers who were there at the Museum were amazing, very friendly and helpful, it was not crowded, as the Museum had recently reopened after refurbishments, the cafe within the museum was most welcome for a cup of tea and sandwich, easy access all around the venue for me in a mobility scooter, recent changes to added ramps made it great, a couple of the rooms to the side had a small step! these rooms had other displays, like planes and trains, very interesting, aside from the ''transport'' vehicles, a collection of bikes, prams, motorbikes, cranes, farm implements, and lawn mowers, a bit for everyone to taste, the shop has the usual number of books videos tea towels and stuff for kids to colour and play with. we spent a few comfortable hours browing and taking photos of the beautiful restorations done, and those waaiting to be done.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Christopher G
    County Sligo, Ireland23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to go
    Absolutely great place to visit. Loads to see and what is there to see is brilliantly refurbished or in great condition. Nice staff and a cafe to grab a cuppa halfway round. Happy to recommend it to anyone to go and see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • helen k
    Ipswich, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant gem of a museum
    Never knew it was there (Lindburgh road) - in an old trolleybus depot near Nacton road. Opening hours a bit limited but crammed full of local buses, fire engines, lorries, trams, pushchairs and bikes - pls step Ransomes lawnmowers (which were invited to cut the nap on cloth, would you believe). Talk to the guides as they are serious transport experts. Cafe is a bit basic but quite cheap - you'll need a sit down as there is a lot to see and read.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • TerryMinuit
    London, United Kingdom165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum.
    Very interesting museum with lots to see and read about. Surprisingly good for children and has its own child friendly seating area for children to do colouring in. The exhibits are in great condition and my daughter loved going on and off the buses and the fire engines. The staff are lovely and the cafe is excellent with great service and lovely food. We spent around an hour visitng the museum but you could easily stay for longer or indeed for less time and it would still be worthwhile.
    Visited October 2023
    Written 24 October 2023
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    London, United Kingdom199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum
    We have visited this museum a few times and it’s always great. Today they were open for their Christmas event. The amount of effort that had gone into this was incredible. The lights were beautiful, covering the whole museum, it was like a winter wonderland. There was a treasure hunt for the kids with pictures around to find. Many vehicles were open to look around and we went on a bus ride around the nearby area included in our ticket. The volunteers around the museum, helping people park,checking everyone in, running the children’s hunt, in the cafe, driving/doing bus tickets were lovely. Oh and the lad doing the Christmas music was a great addition! Not to mention all the normal exhibits and great information that goes with them. We love to visit and would recommend to anyone.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 December 2023
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London, UK199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We have visited this museum a few times and it’s always great. Today they were open for their Christmas event. The amount of effort that had gone into this was incredible. The lights were beautiful, covering the whole museum, it was like a winter wonderland. There was a treasure hunt for the kids with pictures around to find. Many vehicles were open to look around and we went on a bus ride around the nearby area included in our ticket. The volunteers around the museum, helping people park,checking everyone in, running the children’s hunt, in the cafe, driving/doing bus tickets were lovely. Oh and the lad doing the Christmas music was a great addition! Not to mention all the normal exhibits and great information that goes with them. We love to visit and would recommend to anyone.
Written 3 December 2023
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TerryMinuit
London, UK165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Very interesting museum with lots to see and read about. Surprisingly good for children and has its own child friendly seating area for children to do colouring in. The exhibits are in great condition and my daughter loved going on and off the buses and the fire engines.
The staff are lovely and the cafe is excellent with great service and lovely food.
We spent around an hour visitng the museum but you could easily stay for longer or indeed for less time and it would still be worthwhile.
Written 24 October 2023
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helen k
Ipswich, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Never knew it was there (Lindburgh road) - in an old trolleybus depot near Nacton road. Opening hours a bit limited but crammed full of local buses, fire engines, lorries, trams, pushchairs and bikes - pls step Ransomes lawnmowers (which were invited to cut the nap on cloth, would you believe). Talk to the guides as they are serious transport experts. Cafe is a bit basic but quite cheap - you'll need a sit down as there is a lot to see and read.
Written 16 August 2023
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Christopher G
County Sligo, Ireland23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Absolutely great place to visit. Loads to see and what is there to see is brilliantly refurbished or in great condition.
Nice staff and a cafe to grab a cuppa halfway round.
Happy to recommend it to anyone to go and see.
Written 25 July 2023
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Jude S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Harley showed us around all the trams and buses. Very informative and knew his stuff. Would recommend 👌 👍 👏 👌 👍 👏 🙌🤘🤙
Written 25 June 2023
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KarenBN77
Rochford, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Today we went to the Ipswich transport museum the volunteers were so friendly and the exhibits were so interesting and the cake in the cafe was so good I would highly recommend this day out
Written 1 June 2023
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Sherry W
London, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023

great day out, we took the grandson (10, apprentice adult, and future bus enthusist...)
the volunteers who were there at the Museum were amazing, very friendly and helpful, it was not crowded, as the Museum had recently reopened after refurbishments, the cafe within the museum was most welcome for a cup of tea and sandwich, easy access all around the venue for me in a mobility scooter, recent changes to added ramps made it great, a couple of the rooms to the side had a small step! these rooms had other displays, like planes and trains, very interesting, aside from the ''transport'' vehicles, a collection of bikes, prams, motorbikes, cranes, farm implements, and lawn mowers, a bit for everyone to taste, the shop has the usual number of books videos tea towels and stuff for kids to colour and play with. we spent a few comfortable hours browing and taking photos of the beautiful restorations done, and those waaiting to be done.
Written 9 April 2023
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Delia P
Ipswich, UK522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
What a brilliant recommendation. We asked our friends to help us as our grandchildren age 2 & 5 were coming over the summer break. The trip was affordable and the whole group really enjoyed everything about this place. The staff were really informative and friendly, the whole museum was well cared for and it wasn’t in the least bit stuffy and children were encouraged to enjoy everything in the museum without fear of being shouted down. It was wonderful. The cafe was really great but I thought very expensive, particularly as there were no deals for children’s lunches so the bill was steep. Apart from that there are no complaints and I would definitely visit again.
Date of experience: August 2022
Written 20 October 2022
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Mike S
Witham, UK1,837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
All vehicles are refurbished and well kept. They are displayed to perfection with details of each exhibit. There is also a tea room and shop. Price has gone up recently, but still good value. Mainly open just on Sundays and school holidays.
Written 18 October 2022
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Hels H
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We travelled from Clacton to have a day out in Ipswich and this was the first stop. We spent about 3 hours in there and our two kids loved it (age 7 and 11). All run by hard working volunteers who enjoy sharing their knowledge about the exhibits. You can go inside a few of the buses and others had a guided tour. The trolley bus was the most interesting and we got to ring the bell!! Had a nice cuppa and cake for very reasonable price. Toilets available too. Looking forward to visiting again
Written 5 September 2022
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Ipswich Transport Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed - Wed 13:00 - 16:00


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