The Long Shop Museum, Leiston is situated near Aldeburgh, in the beautiful coastal region of Suffolk, telling the story of more than 200 years of the town’s life and work. 

In the museum you will find a staggering collection of objects, ranging from full-size steam engines (the Richard Garrett & Sons engineering business made many hundreds of steam engines here) to touching memento’s of the lives of the working people of the town. 

The Long Shop itself – at the heart of the museum – is a Grade II listed engineering workshop, thought to be one of the earliest purpose-built production lines in existence (made long before Henry Ford had the same idea!), and it’s chock-full of fascinating exhibits.

The Long Shop Museum
Main Street