Our museum building itself has historic significance. Built in 1936/37
it was a former Ipswich Corporation Transport trolleybus
depot. The Museum has been based here since 1989 and the building was extensively
refurbished in 2001.
The main hall contains our bigger exhibits and displays where you can
see a fascinating collection of Ipswich's Transport and Engineering Heritage covering some 200 years.
Some of our exhibits are maintained in operational condition and are used on Special Event Open Days. Entry is allowed inside many of our static vehicles enabling you to sample the sights and sounds of the past.
Most of the museum is on one level with step free access from outside. We have an accessible WC to accommodate those with mobility problems.
If you fancy a cuppa or a bite to eat our tearoom is available on most open days. There is a small step into the tea room, but assistance can be given to enable access if required.
We have a baby change table in our accessible WC and disposal bins are provided in all our WCs
Wander round our restoration zone and see what we’re restoring. Our volunteers may be working while you are visiting – if they are why not have a chat and see what they’re up to?
We have a large G scale model railway, and children off all ages can drive one of the trains on the layout.
For our younger visitors we have tables set aside with jigsaws to make, a wooden train set and pictures to colour in. You can also drive Dennis the bus and see Kenny the Conductor.
Fancy a souvenir of your visit? Our well stocked Gift Shop has books, models and other items to suit all ages.