Telephone: 01728 832189

Where we are

The Long Shop Museum is 10 minutes from the A12 at Saxmundham or Yoxford, and from Snape and Aldeburgh. Felixstowe, Ipswich and Lowestoft are all around 45 minutes drive.


Car parking

Free parking onsite.

Leiston is a small town so all car parks are within walking distance of the museum. They are free or at most £2 for the day.

Click here for car parks in Leiston.

Bike parking

The museum has various railings where you can lock bikes up. Leiston and this part of Suffolk are perfect for cycling.

By bus

Click here for information on bus services from Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Halesworth, Saxmundham and Woodbridge.

By train

The nearest station is Saxmundham which is just over 4 miles away. This is on the Lowestoft to Ipswich line, via Beccles. Hourly bus services from Saxmundham to Leiston, Monday to Saturday or 22 minutes by bike.



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.


Support Us!