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Long Shop Museum

The museum offers inspiring stories and feats of engineering and the Long Shop itself – a true icon of industrial revolution Britain. Home of the Garrett collection.


  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Main Street Leiston Suffolk IP16 4ES

  • 01728 832 189
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Open days

20 Mar-May & 1-30 Oct Tue-Sun & BHol. Jun-Sep Daily 1000-1700. Sun 1100-1500.


By Rail: Saxmundham / 4 miles

‘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.

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.


Sun 23rd Sep 2018: Harvest Past

Held at Peak Hill Farm, Theberton, our large off site Harvest Past event has become the biggest in our season and one of Suffolk’s most popular vintage…

Country Fayre / Heavy Horses / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 21st Oct 2018: Final Fling

Engines in steam and other visiting attractions.

Steam and Vintage Rallies

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