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COVID-19 Long Shop Museum Update

Due to the recent publishing of the government guidelines on the COVID-19 situation, the Museum has made the difficult decision to SUSPEND ALL MUSEUM EVENTS for the foreseeable future. This will unfortunately include our popular Steam Up! event, which was scheduled to be held at the end of this month.... Read More

Curator’s Corner – March 2020

Looking forward New Season- New exhibits! With the welcoming of the 2020 season, the Long Shop Museum, Leiston, the Home of Garrett’s, opens its doors with a few changes within. We officially launch the new gallery exhibition entitled “Powering the Land” which depicts the changes influenced by Garrett’s to the... Read More

Curator’s Corner – February 2020

Looking back After recuperating over the Christmas break, it’s time to reflect over how fantastic a year 2019 was as a whole. It was one of the busiest years in the Long Shop’s history, full of incredible events such as our Father’s Day Model Railway Show, our Steampunk Spectacular and... Read More

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... Read More

Curator’s Corner February 2019

Looking back  Quiz night The event’s season opened on 23 February with our annual quiz night, as ever it proved to be an extremely popular event and was sold out well before the day. We had 48 brains that pitted their wits against the quiz master and the competition was... Read More

Curator’s Corner January 2019

A Happy new year from the trustees, Staff and volunteers of the Long Shop Museum! Looking back.  Our ‘Deck the Halls’ event on the 1st December 2018 was great way to start the Christmas period. We were fully booked and had a great atmosphere in our historic grade 2* listed Long... Read More

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... Read More


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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