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Long Shop Museum

Main Street, Leiston IP16 4ES, England
+44 1728 832189
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Said it was open but wasn't

We checked before we set off and Google had the opening hours and that it was open today. Didn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
claire v
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Excellent local history.

A very interesting museum concerning the Garrett family and steam engines. Excellent presentation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
peebee43
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Leigh-on Sea, 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
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+44 1728 832189
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"great place to visit"
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"engineering history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We checked before we set off and Google had the opening hours and that it was open today. Didn't find anything to contridict on their website. So off we drove for 45 mins and it was closed the guy working their was very nice but...More

Thank claire v
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting museum concerning the Garrett family and steam engines. Excellent presentation of the my products that bore the name Garrett as well as workshops where restoration work is in progress.

Thank peebee43
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with my elderly parents who enjoyed everything there was to see Great value for money, all the volunteers were friendly, welcoming and clearly passionate about the museum. Loved the hands on stuff - very information, overall a really great morning hugely enjoyed by all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not an engineering buff so was not at all sure if this would be for me, my husband however was as keen as mustard so off we trotted. The Garrett family history was fascinating and kept me occupied Not too many people in...More

1  Thank lynne j
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We passed it on the Sunday morning and were a little shocked to see that it did not open until 11.00am. We debated whether to wait around for 30minutes or not. We did. And I am glad we did. Only (sadly) a small bit of...More

1  Thank Malcb231
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited on a Saturday and it was very quiet so we had the opportunity to have a good look around all the exhibits. Only a few cars on the car park , but I think on a busy day or event day parking might...More

Thank 1147GG
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This museum is housed in the old Garrett engineering works and tells the story basically, of the Garrett family and its engineering history. There is lots about steam engines, and agricultural machinery, but lots more besides. It's well laid out with a huge number of...More

Thank Dianne J
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We saw the brown sign for this museum when driving through area so decided to pay a visit & we were very glad we did. Lots of items very well laid out & with informative notes. The gentleman in the shop was helpful. Bonus is...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

My niece and nephew love going to museums and I try to find new ones to visit each year. I had a look at the website and thought there would be plenty to do and my niece especially would love it due to the clothing...More

3  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Long Shop tells so many interesting tales of Leiston, Garretts, engineering, and the women's suffrage movement. Garretts would make almost anything out of metal.

Thank John C
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