East Anglia Transport Museum

This museum is the only place 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.

Its story began back in 1962 when four local tramway enthusiasts rescued the body of an old Lowestoft tramcar. From this grew the idea of forming a transport museum, and as a result, the East Anglia Transport Museum was founded on its present site in 1965.

This is a living museum where vehicles of yesteryear can be seen in action, where half-forgotten sounds of the past are brought back to life and where visitors can journey back in time by travelling on a few of the exhibits along the Museum’s streets. Many old vehicles seem ill at ease in a rural environment, so the aim is to develop a street scene of houses and shops, complete with authentic street furniture of bygone days.

The museum is proud to feature one of the widest ranges of preserved vehicles of any museum, and further exhibits are still accepted from time to time, although restrictions on covered accommodation necessarily confine these mainly to items of local or specific historic interest.

  • Chapel Road, Carlton Colville,
    Lowestoft
    NR33 8BL
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  • Passenger Cars
  • Coaches
  • Trucks
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