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“Well worth a visit”

Ipswich Transport Museum
Ranked #3 of 116 things to do in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Having lived within easy walking distance of this place for some years, we thought it was high time we visited and were very glad that we did. There are a surprising number of old vehicles and other transport memorabilia on display and you can see into some of the workshop areas where other vehicles are being restored. Some vehicles can be sat in and/or climbed upon and the staff and volunteers are only too happy to share information and show you around if you ask. We had a drink and a sausage roll at the little cafe and it was very nice. The cakes and sandwiches on sale appear to be homemade and it was very reasonably priced. We visited on one of their 'event' days so paid a slightly higher than normal entry fee which then entitled us to go for a ride on a vintage bus. Riding around your home town on an open top bus on a sunny Sunday afternoon turns out to be rather good fun.
A brilliant little local resource, we recommend the Ipswich Transport Museum and will definitely be going there again.

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Really interesting place to visit. Lots of things from past like old bikes prams signs buses fire engines and lots more .There is also a small cafe where you can buy a cup tea and a piece of cake.Entrance price is good.Ok for parking.

2  Thank rita m
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Atmospheric and full to the gunnels of transport memorabilia. We took fifteen excited Cub Scouts and were led through it all with real aplomb. A lovely evening.

1  Thank Karen H
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Plenty to see here. I enjoyed the old buses and tram, as my grandfather was tram conductor & bus driver before the war. Took nephews & nieces. All enjoyed experience.

Thank JohnandAdele
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

A really interesting visit to a brilliantly organised exhibition of vehicles and associated equipment from a variety of sources and ages.Our grandson was captivated by the experience and the opportunity especially to board the range of transport on show - fire engines; ambulances; police cars; buses; trams etc. All of this was enhanced by the historical background so readily and informatively communicated by the Museum's volunteers.

Add to this a very amenable tea-shop,friendly volunteer staff and low cost admission,Ipswich Transport Museum really is a hidden gem that deserves more exposure.

Thank Damien M
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