Spring Steam Up

The annual “STEAM UP” event at the Long Shop Museum on the 31st March returns. This event officially launches the museum for the 2019 season. And this year there is a special focus on heritage attractions throughout Suffolk. We have got some visiting steam engines as well as our own fleet of engines all in steam and there to be enjoyed. Our own shunting engine Sirapite will be in operation and before it goes off site for a spell at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway for the year. We will…

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Heritage Open Day 2017

The Long Shop Museum is delighted to announce that it is once again taking part in the UK’s biggest annual Heritage Festival, when it opens it doors for free, on Sunday 10th September as part of Heritage Open Day. There will also be the opportunity to chat to their exiting volunteers to find out what it’s like behind the scenes and and what’s involved in being part of the team. The museum will be joining a host of other wonderful properties across the nation in celebrating local heritage and providing…

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Garretts Gathering

The Long Shop Museum warmly invites everyone with links to Garretts Engineering Works in Leiston to come along on the afternoon of Wednesday 6th September, and share all and any stories and anecdotes about this industrial hub in rural Suffolk. Much of Leiston was taken up with the physical site of Garretts Works which encompassed both the Bottom (or Town) works, now the museum, as well as the Top (or Station) works, which is now the Masterlord Estate, and they would love to capture some of the memories of those…

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