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“Fantastic value, lovely museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum
Chapel Road | Carlton Colville, Lowestoft NR33 8BL, England
01502 518459
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Lowestoft
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Enjoy unlimited rides on vintage buses, trams and trolleybuses.
London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic value, lovely museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We first visited the museum about 3 years ago and were surprised to find that we could upgrade to a 1 year ticket at no extra cost, just by signing a gift aid form. There are usually a total of 3 trams or trolley bus available on each visit for public use, plus a small train. In addition there are several museum building with static displays and a cafe which is good value too. Worth a 3-4 hour visit, but does get very busy on special event days.

Visited September 2013
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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“Transport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Go to Carlton Colville, just off the A46,to find a hidden gem, The east Anglia Transport Museum
run entirely by volunteers. It has some of the finest selection of old buses and trams still in working condition in the country, there is also a collection of static engines either owned by the museum or on loan. The museum does not look big but it has a lot of gems hidden around the place with ample car parking. On special days you can visit by picking up one of the old restored buses from special bus stops situated around the town

Visited August 2013
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Borehamwood, England, United Kingdom
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“buon the buses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went there last year and the year before very friendly staff and dogs welcome. Went all on the buses and spent 2 hours there will go again next year

Visited July 2013
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York
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Excellently run by volunteers. Open Thursday afternoons and weekends. Lots of trolley buses/trams and a narrow gauge railway. You can ride as many times on the vehicles that are running during your visit, wander round the exhibitions, watch the volunteers working on restoring the vehicles and they are only too willing to have a chat and can tell you all about the history of the vehicles! And don't forget to pop in the cafe!

Visited September 2013
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“£7.50 for a years free entry! Kids under 5 free! Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This attraction has to be one of the best value places I have ever been to. If an adult gift aids their entrance, they are given a years free pass (although the park closes in the autumn/winter). Children under five are free also.

The museum runs various trolleybusses and trams all day and you are able to have as many rides as possible. There is also a narrow gauge train. The vehicles are absolutely beautiful and have come Suffolk from around the world (we saw some from Holland and Russia).

The museum which is predominantly outdoors is designed like a 1950s town- although I'm a child of the 80s, I can imagine this is very authentic as the detail is very fine.

The staff are very knowledgable and approachable.

The food in the cafe is equally cheap- ham, egg and chips was £4.

If you want a unbelievably cheap snd fun day out, this is the place!

Visited September 2013
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