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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 closed on Mondays, but remains open from Tuesday to Sunday until October 30th 2016 with a variety of events and attractions to celebrate steam and marvellous machines, as well as providing half term holiday activities for families and more!

The museum will open for a number of special events during the winter closure period, so do keep an eye on our What’s On pages for more information.

Group visits by appointment may also be possible during the winter season, please contact us to discuss.



We are proud to announce that we have been awarded Family Friendly Suffolk Museum of the Year 2016!

After being shortlisted for Suffolk Museum of the Year, being awarded this special award after judges decision means a huge amount to all the staff and volunteers at the museum. Thank you everyone who nominated us, and for all the families who enjoy our wonderful museum!



Final Fling!

Sunday 23rd October This almost end of season event will be a steamy affair and a celebratory showcase of some of the best exhibits... Read More

Valuation Day

Saturday 19th November – 10am – 2pm (tbc). Want to find out what your treasures are worth?  Perplexed by the... Read More



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