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Just minutes from Snape, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere The Long Shop Museum offers fun for families, inspiring stories and feats of engineering, gorgeous designs and the Long Shop itself – a true icon of industrial revolution Britain. You can spend a super half-day visit here. Add to this one of the many other great local attractions, and make up a really lovely day out in Suffolk.

The museum is now open for our 2017 season, we look forward to seeing you!


If you wish to purchase or reserve tickets for any EGA 2017 celebration events held at The Long Shop Museum, please email Tickets for Long Shop Museum EGA events will be available to purchase in the museum shop from the 1st April.



2016 ended on a high note. We are proud to announce that as well as having been awarded Family Friendly Suffolk Museum of the Year 2016, we have also been awarded initial support* by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a £2.6M project to transform the site into a beacon of industrial heritage for the 21st Century!

We would love to hear your views on the museum, and how we can transform it for future visitors and local people, as well as providing exciting and engaging events and activities.

Please fill out this short 5 minute survey here to let us know your views, and be in with the chance to win a £25 Amazon or Love2Shop voucher!

Both awards are hugely meaningful. Thank you to everyone who nominated us for the former and to all the volunteers whose unstinting efforts have helped achieve the latter.  In terms of our major transformation project please read the press release here, and be aware that there are still plenty of opportunities for new volunteers to get involved at this exciting time in the museum’s development.


Steam It Sundays

2nd July and 6th August Want to know how a steam engine works? There are cylinders, pistons, and boiling water... Read More

EGA: Leiston Family Trail

21st July – 18th August 2017 This summer we will have a Leiston Family Trail especially themed around Elizabeth Garrett Anderson which... Read More



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