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Ipswich Transport Museum

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Superb collection

We saw a fantastic collection of vehicles and many other artefacts, most of them having a local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
Limited opening times as run by volunteers.

It seems that this museum is run entirely by volunteers but the place and the vehicles were all in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Val S
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“trolley buses”(8 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw a fantastic collection of vehicles and many other artefacts, most of them having a local relevance. Unlike some museums, you are encouraged to climb aboard many of the old vehicles and this brought back great memories of travelling during the 1950s. The stewards...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of items to interact with. Not enough space around the train track which most children wanted to use. Dated interior overpriced would have been better to charge under £10 for a mother and one child, as that would probably have secured a return visit....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 5 days ago

It seems that this museum is run entirely by volunteers but the place and the vehicles were all in tip top condition. There were vehicles of all shapes and sizes from perambulators to trolley buses and everything in between with every one having a board...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Val S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great visit for the children to see and sit in the displayed various forms of transport, and great for the older visitors to bring back memories.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ted f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon here two adults and four under fives! The children absolutely loved it! There were plenty of vehicles they could have a look in and they all loved the model railway with Thomas the Tank engine! We were shown around the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cedar277
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on an event Sunday and had two rides out on heritage buses. There was plenty of opportunities to access the vehicles in the museum which the children loved. Small area for children’s activities including a train set and a bus to play in....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank janb02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic regional transport museum with a thoughtful range of exhibits including some lovingly renovated vehicles. We found the volunteers who run the museum really welcoming and helpful. Well worth a visit if you are in the area - easy parking nearby.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very small and not much info and need to make it a bit more interesting their wasn't enough info on things it took us just 15 mins to see it all I think it would been sooner if I wasn't disabled

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dawn k
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Excellent and wide ranging exhibits of local busses, trolleybuses, lorries and other vehicles as well ,as items on local business and shop history. Recommended for the transport enthusiast and general interest.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carlwebus
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

My favourite was the model railway. But there is lots of items in the exhibition. Train, carriages, fire engines, cars and even building vehicles. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Good place.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from loopy101 | Reviewed this property |
My nephew loved the model trainset which has buttons to push. The toy bus you sit in has lots more buttons and they will get to go on lots of vehicles such as fire engines where you can ring the bell and try on a helmet. The... More