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How enterprising and entrepreneurial the victorians were. It seems if you wanted it Garrets would make it. A fascination trip through manufacturing heritage of GB! To be recommended staff in costume knowledgeable and friendly
Visited this interesting attraction with the Skoda East car club.We were greeted with a cup of tea and a short talk on the history of the place.We were then shown round the museum and the displays were bright and clean and the information boards easy...More
Took my brother and Grandson to the final Steam Up of the year.
The place was buzzing, a Steam roller as I remember in action and a ride on the Tank Engine footplate rounded of a really enjoyable afternoon. The unpaid helpers could not have...More
This museum inspired me to research more about the Garrett family and how they ran the business for over 150 years developing a wide range of products from farm equipment to trolley busses and even building aircraft
Lots if interesting exhibits and information about the Garrett family history and their varied achievements. Liked looking round the stalls, loved the alpacas and donkey.
The whole town seemed to be there committing themselves to the event with late opening shops and cafes, dedicated volunteers,...More
I was pleased to hear recently that the Long Shop Museum had been awarded funding to improve this attraction. This museum on the face of it could be deemed fairly boring to those who are not particularly interested in its subject matter. However underneath all...More
OK so there is factory that built lovely steam engines but the lady in the shop told us about the Garret of the steam engines is the Garret of Elizabeth Garret Anderson -the first English woman Doctor of the 19th Century-and other women in the...More