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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Victoria Carriage
Victoria Carriage
Date:late Victorian
Acquired by the Museum:1996 (on loan)
Current State:Fully restored
Essentially the Victoria carriage was designed for shopping trips, Sunday outings and visiting by ladies of the family. It was designed to allow the clothes to be seen and for ease in entering and leaving. A victoria cost about 100 but it demanded a pair of matched horses and a high class coachman and footman in livery on the box, making it very expensive to run.

This example was built by Offord & Sons of London. It has rubber tyres, a foldaway child's seat and many small details denoting its superior quality such as the well carved finials to its running gear.

This exhibit is on loan from Ipswich Borough Museums.