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Ipswich Transport Museum

Cobham Road | Old Trolleybus Depot, Ipswich IP3 9JD, England
+44 1473 715666
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Very good collection

An open day is not to be missed. Old bus rides and plenty to see run by enthusiastic and friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
peter_abbott60
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very interesting

From the outside, it’s just a big metal shed but once inside there is a feast of vehicles, local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan M
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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“fire engine” (12 reviews)
“model railway” (8 reviews)
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Cobham Road | Old Trolleybus Depot, Ipswich IP3 9JD, England
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"fascinating place"
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"ipswich area"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An open day is not to be missed. Old bus rides and plenty to see run by enthusiastic and friendly staff.

Thank peter_abbott60
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, it’s just a big metal shed but once inside there is a feast of vehicles, local machinery, artefacts with links to the local area. The fact that you can enter and sit within many of the coaches and buses really enhances the...More

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this very much but the enthusiasm of the volunteers is infectious. Both children, ages 7 and 10, enjoyed clambering over the many vehicles, and we found it all pretty charming. Lovely to see some of the old restored trams and...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

A transport museum dedicated to transport and related companies in Ipswich and based in a former trolleybus depot. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable volunteer staff, and a nice cafe. Exhibits are well laid out, as with all these museums photography can be difficult but staff will...More

Thank Ken J
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We visited on a Sunday - my 4 year old absolutely loved it. Firstly the admission price was very reasonable for what was on offer. There is a huge selection of local vehicles from days past, and children are welcome to explore many of the...More

1  Thank Jburlace
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Really great little museum with exhibits, plenty of buses and other vehicles that the kids can climb on. Lovely, cheery, helpful staff with lots of interesting information. A great model railway and toy bus for the kids to play on. Lots of motorbikes, and some...More

1  Thank loopy101
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

First time we have visited and we will be coming back again there is lots to see and different events throughout the year and with friendly staff as well

Thank James A
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

What a great day out so much to do,and the staff were so helpful and knowledgeable.All sorts of transport to look at have a go on or just wonder around, its ideal for all ages.

Thank gunsmith123
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is a nice museum run by enthusiasts. If you love old forms of transport, then you will like this place. I'd advise to take a packed lunch as the cafe is slow and the food is poor unless you like very basic cafe food....More

1  Thank Frijolero
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Like many voluntarily supported museums this one should be better supported by the local authority. Its dedicated staff are hard working and probably under appreciated by the community. I was really impressed by their enthusiasm, knowledge and helpfulness. The exhibits are wonderful and the rides...More

Thank geoff r
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