Telephone: 01728 832189


  • Manager, Stuart Hines
  • Community Engagement Officer, Isobel Larter
  • Volunteer Services Officer, Laura Jenkins
  • Skills For The Future Trainee, Lisa Symonds
  • Museum Assistant, Simon Middleditch


  • Neil Parsons (Chairman)
  • Russell Rainger (Vice Chairman)
  • Angela Leonard (Hon Secretary)
  • Natalie Moreby (Treasurer)
  • Lord Cranbrook
  • Tony Cooper
  • Alan Cardy



Suffolk County Council

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Leiston Town Council

Heritage Lottery Fund


Esmée Fairbairn Trust

Friends of the Long Shop Museum

Lord Belstead’s Charitable Trust

Lord Medway’s Charitable Trust

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

SHARE Museums East



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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