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 be launching our newest exhibit, a 1937 Buick Motor Car that was bought new by Garrett’s and used as a staff car for 10 years. This needs total restoration but will a great machine once it has been restored by our volunteers.

There will be stalls and traders to entertain and excite the whole family, and not forgetting our Mouth-watering BBQ, traditional tea room serving delectable homemade fayre, plus a plethora of activities to occupy the most curious of minds, young and old!  Our very own Suffolk Punch, The Joker will be in steam alongside Consuelo Allen, a 10-ton steam roller.  Come and enjoy a family day of steam, fun and history.

A late entry that will excite all “Dads Army” enthusiasts will be a replica of Corporal Jones van.

No need to book – just come along.  The admission price for this event will be £8 for adults and £4 for children, entitling ticket holders to free museum admission for a full year, except for special event days such as the Suffolk Steampunk Spectacular and Final Fling.

Once the world’s first purpose built workshop for assembly line production, the museum contains a fantastic collection of machines and many of these will be demonstrated in all their working glory at the Steam-up event.

Contact info, www.longshopmuseum.co.uk, Facebook or call 01728 832189

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