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Links to websites we think may be of interest

Leiston Works Railway Trust
Aiming to restore most of the line from the Long Shop Museum up to Leiston Station (and run Sirapite on it).

Association for Suffolk Museums
Rich in heritage and history, Suffolk is a wonderful county to explore. Wherever you go, you won’t be far from a museum to enrich your journey of discovery. Find full lists and details here.

Museum of East Anglian Life
Our federated partner museum in Stowmarket.

East Anglian Transport Museum
A fascinating and nostalgic collection of buses, trolleybuses and trams near Lowestoft.

Michael Walter’s website
A very interesting website with the story of the restoration of a Garrett undertype wagon, and the occasional unmissable bargain!

Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
Two preserved Garrett engines and a narrow-gauge railway in a wood in north Kent.


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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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