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Long Shop Museum

Main Street, Leiston IP16 4ES, England
+44 1728 832189
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Absolutely fantastic.

My wife and I visited here today. The museum gives a wonderful insight into our past industrial... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York, United Kingdom
via mobile
A rich slice of history

A very interesting museum packed full of local history, stories, artefacts, a.nd stories of local... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Norwich, 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

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting museum packed full of local history, stories, artefacts, a.nd stories of local people. If you are local it is well worth taking out the annual pass

Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The experience was great but some of the exhibits were looking very tired e.g. photographs so faded that you could hardly make out the image, very worn 'jigsaw puzzles

Thank Mr B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Leiston Long Shop should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Suffolk. Don't be put off by the word 'museum'. This place is different and there is something for everyone here. In our digital age we take so much for granted; but seeing the...More

Thank Historytourer
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is worth a look and a good and interesting way to spend an hour or two. The staff were friendly and helpful and the exhibition is under cover which helps with our not so good English summer weather.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The museum was very interesting - it told the story not only of the making for steam engines at the site, but also of the people involved in production and the family behind the company.

Thank LynCrow_13
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Well Worth a visit, hopefully they will get the lottery funding to have a cafe too at some point. Very friendly

Thank Mr and Mrs L
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank dgpointon41
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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

Thank Tonyholland233
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Interactive museum of industrial life . Working steam engines, historical board room and all the aspects of the Garrett family

Thank Malcolm H
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Response from Shoreleaf | Reviewed this property |
Has a modern cafeteria offering a range of food and drink.m