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40439 garrett II 400A short history of the Works and the Museum

Leiston Works, or Garretts was a family business from 1778 to 1932, after which the company passed into the hands of Beyer Peacock. The works finally closed in 1981. The historic core was preserved and opened as a museum in 1984.

circle plate bg col‘The Long Shop’ itself is a very early example of a building designed for assembly-line production. It is grade II* listed, and the water tower is grade II listed.

The museum’s collections relate to the Garrett family, the draftsmen, engineers and other craftsmen who worked here; the engines, tools, vehicles and machines that were made here, and the impact of the Works on this small Suffolk town.

A Jarrold guide to the Long Shop is available from the Museum Shop.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE21st March 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

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.

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

 

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