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Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Long Shop Museum 2020

The museum’s collections relate to the Garrett family, the draftsmen, engineers and other craftsmen who worked here; the engines, tools, vehicles and machines that were made here, and the impact of the Works on this small Suffolk town. ‘The Long Shop’ itself is a very early example of a building designed for assembly-line production. It is Grade II* Listed, and the water tower is Grade II Listed.


  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Main Street Leiston Suffolk IP16 4ES

  • 01728 832 189
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Open days

17 Mar-1 Nov Tue-Sat & BHol 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1500. Daily in school hols May-Oct.


By Rail: Saxmundham / 4 miles

Leiston Works, or Garretts was a family business from 1778 to 1932, after which the company passed into the hands of Beyer Peacock. The works finally closed in 1981. The historic core was preserved and opened as a museum in 1984.

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