As a volunteer run museum we don't open every day. For 2022 our season runs from March 20 to December 4. Our opening dates and times are shown on the calendar.
We hold a number of special events during the year. Six events are taking place this year all of which make for a great day out.
Visits for Schools, Colleges, Clubs and other groups can be arranged outside normal opening times during our season.
Open 11am to 4pm
Open 1pm to 4pm
Special Event (see Event Details or click for information)
18 Easter Egg Trail: 11am - 4pm
An Easter-themed day with quizzes and chocolate eggs for the youngsters plus free rides on our vehicles from the museum.
1 50th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Run
The premier road run in East Anglia! Over 600 vehicles gather in Christchurch Park and depart at 11.00 for display on Felixstowe Promenade in the afternoon. A magnificent spectacle - free to visit and watch at either end or en-route!
18 Transport & Model Festival
Three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ & the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and the Ipswich Model Railway Centre using historic vehicles. Inclusive ‘all attractions’ Adult ticket £12.00, accompanied children £1. Normal admission if entering museum only.
29 Ride a Fire Engine Day
Get fired up with free rides on the Museum's magnificent fire engines, joined by a selection of visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream. A very popular event!
1 Classic Vehicles Day
An informal gathering of museum and visiting vehicles, celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes free bus tours of the local area
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Dec 4 The Christmas Cracker: 11am – 4pm
A festive family themed event. Decorations, lights and entertainment in the museum help get you in the Christmas mood. Ride on Museum vehicles then meet Santa in his grotto. (Entry to the grotto is £1 extra, which includes a gift).