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Our 2019 season is here…!

We have opened for the 2019 season and are now offering all our visitors the chance once again to see our fantastic museum, telling the fascinating story of the Garrett Family, the Leiston Engineering Works and its important part in the industrial revolution. We have a huge collection of products made at this once world famous site for you to browse along with stories of the works and its influence locally and globally.

Our events starts in style on Sunday, 31st March with our fantastic Steam Up & Activity day. There’ll be something for every member of the family – come along and join us!

If you can’t make Steam Up then don’t miss our other fantastic events some of which are new for this year! There’s something for everyone..

  • Steam Up! – Sunday, 31st March
  • Festival of Craft & Print – Easter Sunday, 21st April
  • Works in Wartime – Sunday, 19th May
  • Father’s Day Model Railway Show – Sunday, 16th June
  • Suffolk Day – Friday, 21st June
  • The Joker’s Centenary – Sunday, 14th July
  • Suffolk Steampunk Spectacular – Saturday, 13th August
  • Harvest Past at Peakhill Farm – Saturday 31st August and Sunday, 1st September
  • Long Shop Motor Cycle Day – Sunday 15th September
  • Model Engineering Day – Sunday, 29th September
  • Real Ale and Music Festival – Friday to Sunday, 11th to 13th October
  • Final Fling Steam Day – Sunday, 27th October


Temporary Museum Closure

Following advice from the Government and Public Health England regarding social distancing to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) the Long Shop Museum has temporarily closed until further notice

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our top priority. We will monitor and review the closure period and update our website and social media with relevant news as and when we have it.

All our events, bookings and activities have been postponed or cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience and ask you to please bear with us as we work through this difficult time.

Your support is vital to the successful future of our Museum.
We encourage you to engage with us, through our social media channels, using the links found at the top of our web site

We hope to welcome you back as soon as we can.


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