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 to the public and will re-open on 21st March 2017.
Work goes on behind the scenes throughout the year and from January, 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.
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!
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.