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East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum, Chapel Rd, Carlton Coalville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8BL
01502 518459
Average time spent - 2 hours
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This is an open-air transport museum located in Carlton Coalville in Suffolk. It has numerous historic public transport vehicles including many in full working order.

They have built a museum where vehicles of yesteryear can be seen in action. Half-forgotten sounds of the past are brought back to life and visitors can journey back in time by travelling on a few of the exhibits along the museum’s streets. They have recreated a street scene of houses and shops complete with authentic street furniture of bygone days that have been rescued by them from many parts of the country.

They have one of the widest ranges of preserved vehicles of any museum. They turned a disused meadow into a museum with depots, stores, workshops, refreshments and toilets. Not forgetting roads, tram tracks, overhead wiring for trans and trolleybuses and a light railway. You are also free to take a stroll along their woodland path to the tram terminus at Hedley Grove. As well as trolleybus rides there is a 2ft gauge railway which opened in 1973. The museum also has a number of exhibition halls filled with historic vehicles and artefacts.

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FAQ and Further Information East Anglia Transport Museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Tramway museum with historical transport rides along a recreated street and into woodland, exhibition halls and light railway train rides. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket is £9 and £6 for a child age 5-15 Other pricing options are available. Parking is free. If you are a taxpayer you can gift aid your ticket and return for free for the next 12 months.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

The East Anglian Transport Museum has a varied opening schedule throughout the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Are they accessible?

East Anglia Transport Museum
East Anglia Transport Museum
East Anglia Transport Museum
Photos credited to East Anglia Transport Museum

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