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The Long Shop Museum

The Long Shop provides a lasting momento of the region’s history of manufacturing

Based in the original Richard Garrett and Sons Town Works, The Long Shop museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and innovation.
Explore the buildings and the collections and reveal remarkable stories of the Garrett family and the local Suffolk folk that made the factory and its products world famous!

The 'Long Shop’ itself  was the world’s first purpose built workshop for assembly line production. It was staffed by engineers and craftsmen who designed and built ploughs, steam engines, peat harvesters, threshing machines, trolley buses; even washing machines! Garretts exported across the world and, as pioneers in the field of agricultural machinery the Garretts became figureheads and patrons of the local community.

The exhibits at the Long Shop include Garrett steam engines, a host of steam-powered machinery, and much more.

The museum is open from late March until the end of October and helps visitors from near and far alike to engage with a fascinating and unique piece of history. 

Check out the museum’s website for all the details you'll need to plan your next visit. 

Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible
Attraction name:
The Long Shop Museum
Opening Hours:
Temporarily Closed until 7/4/2024