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East Anglia Transport Museum
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Lowestoft
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enjoy unlimited rides on vintage buses, trams and trolleybuses.
Reviewed 18 November 2011

a good day out, our grandchildren love the old trams, buses, trolley buses, and train. the cafe serves good food. the shop is well stocked. the special event days are very good. even been there with the children from the school i work at.

1  Thank assistant29
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"narrow gauge railway"
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"gift aid"
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"run by volunteers"
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"step back in time"
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"static exhibits"
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"special days"
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"steam train"
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"great afternoon"
in 15 reviews
"friendly volunteers"
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"east anglia"
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"special events"
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"couple of hours"
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"afternoon visit"
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

When I first picked up leaflet I was a bit disappointed due to limited opening days and times about 3 hours on 1 day during week, so wasn't sure We were going to bother, however we did, and glad we did. On arriving at site It looked small and as if it was going to be a waste of money but as they say " Don't just a book by it's Cover", so we went in and was met by a Friendly disabled lady selling guide books and then on buying tickets we noticed a Gift aid option which intitles you to repeat visits over next 12 months on allowing them to claim aid on your "donation".

Inside were various buildings with displays of old transport, a industrial railway, trolley bus network and trams , Some reproduction shops, garage and post office, a display of local transport history and exhibits in an old tram car, Sheds with displays including old milk float, electric car, lots of trolley buses and trams some being restored.

A shop selling magazines,books and souvenires, a transport cafe selling reasonable priced refreshments.

This is actually a very enjoyable day out for all ages - Once you have paid admission you can ride free on any bus / tram / train or trolleybus in service that day.

They show they run special events which I hope to attend next year.

2  Thank caravanmysteryvisits
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

We went to check if this was somewhere we could take a group of lone parents and their children and was amazed at what we found.

The area is only small but the amount there is enough to hold your attention for a half day trip. Great old red London open backed buses, unusual trams from different countries, lovely little train for the little ones and a great shop front with all the old war time items on show.

Volunteer staff were very friendly and its affordable for all the family. Well worth a visit.

5  Thank Lindsay Y
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Fantastic value and helpful friendly volunteers. I was a bit worried about the review about car parking but had no problems what so ever. The only thing I notice was that with unmarked spaces people don't park thinking of others! We will be visitng again 10 out of 10!

1  Thank Martin V
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

In my previous review I was less than impressed with car parking arrangements here, particularly at Bank Holidays.

The car park is still not that great, the root cause being visitors inability to read and comprehend the wall signs on parking between the yellow lines. Perhaps this rule needs to be more rigorously enforced and the car park can then be better.

This time, I did get parked and being one of the summer Thursdays, was quite easy.

Certainly no stranger to this museum for it is a 'mini-town' with replica shops, streets and park, plus tram, bus and trolleybus depots. There are a wide range of vehicles providing unlimited rides - on my last visit (29/09) Trams from Blackpool and Sheffield and Trolleybuses from Newcastle and Bournemouth ran the service.

The museum catering is of good quality and wide ranging, and the souvenir shop is also wide ranging.

Yes I would go there again, but never on a Bank Holiday weekend!

4  Thank DaveJC
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