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It's still got the engineering smell!

The museum, part of the Garrett manufacturing works, is a place where you can experience the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick B
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Very Family Friendly

I have visited The Long Shop Museum an number of times. The Volunteers who man the museum are very... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Leiston, United Kingdom
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Situated near Aldeburgh, in the beautiful coastal region of Suffolk, The Long Shop Museum tells the story of more than 200 years of the town's life and work. In the museum you will find a staggering collection of objects, ranging from full-size...more
Main Street, Leiston IP16 4ES, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum, part of the Garrett manufacturing works, is a place where you can experience the Industrial Revolution in Suffolk. For a mere £6.50 you can experience the wide range of manufacturing activities carried out by this famous old company (too many to mention! The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I have visited The Long Shop Museum an number of times. The Volunteers who man the museum are very Helpful, knowledgeable and Enthusiastic. The permanent staff ensure the guide are well trained with ongoing courses. A very hands on experience.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Had a great afternoon at Long Shop Museum, the kids in particular enjoyed the entertainer who orchestrated a number of games with audience participation - they described it as “fabulous” and “brilliant”.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

A large museum dedicated to the Robert Garrett Works who went from farm blacksmiths to making steam tractors and fancy household goods. When we visited on a Sunday there was nothing in steam so do ring ahead of this is your main passion. Good disabled...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

A specialised and functional museum with loads of old machinery. A bit tired but enthusiastic volunteers. I was dragged along by my wife who wanted new information on the Garretts and she enjoyed the detail and information provided.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

My Dad (84) & I visited this museum during a holiday in Saxmundham. We saw it while on a bus home from Aldeburgh & I thought Daddy (a retired engineer) might enjoy it, & I was soo right. He loved looking @ all the exhibits...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

While this is not really an interest of mine the way this collection have been put together is very good and informative. Very interesting to see how important this place had been over the years. Went with 2 young children and with the children displays...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

This is an amazing museum, and that includes the staff. So much to see, all centred around a family business founded by a man ahead of his time. The staff are extremely enthusiastic and friendly, and the tea room matches all these high standards- including...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

What a great museum and so much history in a compact site. The staff, volunteers?, were very friendly and helpful and the exhibits are well described with lots of context and anecdotes. The family story of the Garretts is most interesting too.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steve M
Reviewed February 13, 2019

This is a very interesting museum. There are lots of interesting exhibits and the staff are very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from stephenu929 | Reviewed this property |
6.50 GBP hope this helps
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I don't know, sorry, we went on another day. Might be best to ring first.
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Has a modern cafeteria offering a range of food and drink.m