Ipswich Transport Museum
Old Trolleybus Depot
Suffolk IP3 9JD
What does the word ‘transport’ mean to you? In this Museum it means anything that carried something that was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.
You will understand what I mean when I say that the artefacts range from baby perambulators to trolleybuses!
This Ipswich museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. It is also the repository for items recalling the town’s heavy engineering past. Taking pride of place are displays of local engineering companies (no longer operating) including a collection of cranes and engineering models.
There are over 100 major exhibits in the collections and many small items connected with transport in Ipswich. You can see 19th century horse-drawn vehicles, early bicycles, trams, buses, electric powered vehicles from the War years, heavy lift and handling vehicles, and emergency vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances. A police vehicle used as recently as 2004 is part of the collection, so it is not just old transport held here.
The Museum has an excellent website with digitized images of the collections.
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Opening Days & Times
The museum is run by volunteers so has limited opening hours. It is open on Sundays and Public Holidays from March to November 11:00 – 16:00 hours. Extra opening times Wednesdays/School Holidays. Please see below for opening days and admission prices
Toilets (including disabled), gift shop, tea room and on-site parking.
The museum organises the annual Ipswich
to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Road Run in May each year and runs a number of events where the general public can ride on selected forms of transport.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1473 715 666
- By Local Bus
The best routes to the museum are buses to Cobham Road or St Augustine’s Church (approx 5 min walk).
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