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Visitor Information Point - Long Shop Museum

One of Leiston's Visitor Information Points is located within the library, which stocks a range of leaflets and guides containing useful information to help you during your visit.

Inaugurated in 1984, the museum occupies some of the buildings of the original 19th-century works of Richard Garrett & Sons. The Long Shop itself, built in 1852, was a prototype of assembly line production. Garrett’s designed, manufactured and marketed a huge range of products over its 240 year history, and was an important factor in the way that the Industrial Revolution changed forever the way that rural communities lived and worked.

The museum preserves and displays objects that tell a story of technical, cultural and social change over more than 200 years. Garrett’s was a part of both the agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution. By constantly looking to the future the firm had a disproportional impact on the Victorian world. The collection includes a number of restored steam powered vehicles, three of which are run regularly on advertised event days.

Opening Hours:

Monday - (Open Bank Holidays and School Holidays Only) 10am – 5pm
Tuesday - 10am – 5pm 
Wednesday -10am – 5pm 
Thursday -10am – 5pm
Friday - 10am – 5pm
Saturday -10am – 5pm
Sunday - 11am – 3pm
Last Admission is 4pm Mon – Sat, and 2pm on Sunday

For all visitor related enquires please use the dedicated telephone number and email address below.
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Visitor Information Point - Long Shop Museum