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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Coffin Biers
Coffin Bier
Date:1800
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Acquired by the Museum:1982
Current State:As acquired
Constructed circa 1800 by Parker, Hastings and used at Witnesham Parish Church in Suffolk until the early 1980s. The construction of this funeral bier is a little unusual in that the top can be rotated so that the coffin may be removed at right angles to the pathway; towards the church, perhaps. Donated to the Museum in 1982.

Since this exhibit was obtained, several more examples have been passed to the Museum.