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Curator’s Corner – April 2019

Looking back

Steam Up!

The 2019 season kicked off with our annual Steam up on the 31st March, this was the biggest show that we have ever held at the Long Shop Museum and it proved to be one of the most successful, with a great number of exhibitors and public alike attending.

The museum was alive with the sights and smells of the steam era and coupled with an impressive parade of vintage vehicles through Leiston high street at 12 noon has sent the tone for what we hope will be a busy year.

Looking forward

Ever thought about Volunteering?

March is the month for training Museum Volunteers in readiness for the action-packed season ahead.  It’s not too late to sign up with our Volunteer Co-ordinator to join the team of volunteers who makes your community Museum such a special place to be

Book Sculpting evening 17th April

Join us for an evening of crafting and learn the art of Book Sculpture, the evening session will be led by Michael Holton, a local craft maker and artist who produces designs using the pages of unwanted books.

Come along and learn this art on what will be a very popular evening. Tickets can be purchased on the night or enquire at the museum for more details beforehand.

Tickets are £5 per person and the evening runs from 7pm-9pm. We look forward to seeing you then.

Festival of Craft & Print, 21st April (Easter Sunday)

We would like to welcome you all to a new event for the Long Shop Museum, The Festival of Craft and Print. An event for the entire family to enjoy. The Museum will be packed with local crafters from across East Anglia introducing you all to various crafts and talents that you can see demonstrated and also have hands on tuition throughout the day.

Come along and get involved and make this event a success.

There will be demonstrations of artisan printing, book binding, Book Sculpture, needle work, carpentry and much more.

Combined with our own children’s Easter activities and engines in steam, this is a truly family event.

Gates open at 10am-4pm, £8 adults, £4 children.

The New Community Pass

New for 2019 is the Long Shop Museum Community Pass,

This pass allows all residents that live in the IP15, IP16, IP17 post code area to have admission to the Museum for 12 months INCLUDING all major on site events, these events are;

  • Festival of Craft and Print 21st April.
  • Works in Wartime, 19th May
  • Father’s Day Model Railway Show, 16th June
  • The Joker Centenary, 14th July
  • Steam Punk Spectacular, 3rd August
  • Motorbike Show, 15th September
  • Model Engineering Show, 29th September
  • Real ale & Music Festival, 11th,12th & 13th October
  • Final Fling, 27th October

Enjoy the pass and visit the Long Shop as many times as you wish.

£8 adults, £4 Children.