Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890

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                    Bus Timetable August 6th, 13th and 20th
Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Please Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am-4pm. The timetable can be downloaded below
Click here for 2017 August Bus Timetable
Click here for Maps/Admission page
Click here for Events page

                             Saturday Opening During August
We've added Saturday opening when the Ipswich Buses Open Top Tour runs.
We'll be open from 11 until 4 on Saturdays 5th, 11th, 19th and 26th August.

                                                   Mike Abbott

As many of you will know by now, Mike Abbott sadly passed away last Sunday, aged 77. Mike had been with the museum since 1968 and served as treasurer for over 40 years. He was a trustee until earlier this year, and lead the tram restoration team that transformed tram 33. That team went on to re-restore trolleybus 2 and is now working miracles on the Cambridge Horse Tram. He compiled and serialised the history of the museum and recorded many events from the early years of the ITM on film.
We owe him a lot and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with Mike's family at this sad time.
Brian Dyes is compiling a tribute to Mike, so if you have any photos or memories you want to share, please do get in touch.
The funeral will be on Monday 17th July at 2.15pm, at Seven Hills Crematorium, Ipswich.

Mark Smith

TB105 Restored The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.
A brief history of the collection can be found on this website. The collections also include the Ipswich Engineering Collection; displays and objects celebrating the rich engineering history of Ipswich. The museum has around 100 major exhibits and many small items connected with transport in Ipswich.

The museum is disabled friendly being on one level only.

Why not visit the Sunbeam Tearoom during your visit and have a delicious cup of tea, coffee or soft drink and a bite to eat?
Trolleybuses Trolleybuses

The operations of the Museum are supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Museum also organises the annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Road Run in May each year and a number of special events throughout the year.

2017 Calendar now available online

Our 2017 leaflet is available here

Our next event is on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day and don't forget on Sundays 6th, 13th and 20th August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back) (see Museum Events Page and Museum Press Releases).


Google Tour   
This virtual tour has been provided by Carl Lamb of Ambient Light.

We are very grateful to Carl for arranging this for us.

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