East Anglia Transport Museum
The museum is open on various dates throughout the spring and summer seasons from Easter to October each year.
The East Anglia Transport Museum is a magical and unique place, which has captured the essence of transport; movement. A living museum designed to show the development of mechanical transport over the best part of a century, where vehicles of yesterday can be seen in action, half-forgotten sounds of the past are brought back to life and visitors can journey back in time by travelling on a few of the exhibits along the Museum’s streets.
This is the only museum in the British isles, where visitors can not only view but also ride on all three principal forms of public transport from the earlier part of the 20th Century - Tram, Trolleybus and narrow gauge Railway.
Visitors can wander around the site at their leisure, or can spend some time relaxing in either the park or exploring the woodland path to Hedley Grove tram terminus. The museum has a tramline that is relatively compact and easy to manage, whilst being long enough for our visitors to fully appreciate a ride by vintage tram. After travelling along the museum street, trams turn off onto our wonderfully atmospheric woodland tramline, terminating at Hedley Grove picnic area.
They accept party visits from April to the end of October but are unable to accept party visits on Mondays, Fridays, or just before, during or just after special event days. Any vintage vehicle can be displayed on the museum site during normal opening hours on days other than those of specific special events. Or how about a Birthday Party! The museum café can offer a range of buffet options to suit all ages and tastes, and with all there is to see and do at the museum, you've got the entertainment in hand!
Full details and a booking form are available from the Party Visits Co-ordinator, Mrs Jean Hubble at the museum address, by email or on 07513 207 968 up to 9pm.
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New children membership club for the 2017 season
There is something new and exciting for young transport fans (5-14 years) during the 2017 season! The Larry Lodekka kids club! Membership costs £12 a year, and benefits include a welcome pack, Free admission, 3 child friendly newsletters a year and meet and ride days with Larry Lodekka every sunday of every month.
Click here for membership form.
The museum organize a few events throughout the year. Don’t miss:
- Santa Tram- Booking only event
- Easter Egg Hunt
- 1940s weekend in May
- Father ‘s day
- Next year is 30th anniversary - weekend event taking place in July 2017
- End of September, the trolley bus weekend
- Adults £9.00
- Senior £7.00
- Children 5-15 £6.00
- under 5s is FREE
Babies & Toddlers
- High chairs available in the restaurant
- Breastfeeding friendly
- Bowl of hot water provided to warm up baby bottles
- Bring your own food, picnic areas in site.
- Nappy changing facilities available
Friendly dogs on the lead allowed
- Pathways and exhibition halls are all accessible and wheelchair users can go on the train. Trams and buses can’t accommodate wheelchairs.
- Adapted toilet facility provides special provision for disabled people
- No cash machine on site. Cards are accepted at the ticket office, cafe and gift shop.
- Designated area to park buggies and wheelchairs
- Cafe/hot food available
- Children Parties venue
Attraction Facility Notes:
Our Transport Stores is particularly well stocked with books and souvenirs to suit the tastes of visitors of all ages. Our toilets include special provision for disabled people and for nappy changing.
The museum site is quite uneven and not brilliant terrain for wheelchairs, although we always ensure our new developments have accessibility in mind and many of the museum's display buildings are wheelchair accessible. We have an adapted toilet facility and the ability on most occasions to offer our visitors in wheelchairs a ride on a tram and the train, but these are both subject to the availability of the right vehicles at the time you wish to visit. If you want to check whether these will be available before you visit, please just give us a call and we will try to help if we can.
Catering Facilities Notes:
We have a café that serves a wide variety of hot and cold food and snacks as well as all the usual drinks and ice creams that you would expect. It closes 30 minutes before the museum site each day.
We are situated just 3 miles south-west of Lowestoft, just off the A146 Lowestoft to Norwich road. There are brown ‘tourist’ signs from Lowestoft Town Centre, Oulton Broad and in Carlton Colville itself. On the A12 northbound we are clearly signposted from the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate roundabout (near the drive-through McDonalds). For Sat-Nav and Route planner users our postcode is NR33 8BL By Car... A number of bus services link the museum with Norwich, Beccles and Lowestoft and other destinations in the local area. For up to date information please contact
- Traveline East Anglia: Telephone: 0871 200 22 330871 200 22 33
- Internet: www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk
- By Bus... Nearest Stations - Oulton Broad South (Approx 2 miles) & Oulton Broad North (Approx 2.5 miles).
We have an ample sized free car park on the museum site that is available for use on all our opening days apart from those that are special events when the car park becomes our 'bus station'. On these days there is a free park and ride service provided to a nearby car park that is clearly signposted from the museum.
We accept dogs on site, as long as they are friendly and kept on a lead at all times. They can even go on the rides with you as long as they don't try and eat our volunteer crews. As you'd expect, only guide dogs are allowed in the cafe
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