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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 21st Oct 2018: Final Fling

Engines in steam and other visiting attractions.

Steam and Vintage Rallies

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