This Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August, make your way down to the Ipswich Transport Museum in Cobham Road, where you can see a range of fire engines and ride on some of them for free.
The Museum will have all of its beautiful old fire engines on display and will be giving rides on two of them throughout the day, as well as a visiting “Green Goddess”. The Museum are also hoping to have a number of visiting privately owned, fire engines on display in the yard.
Ride a Fire Engine day has proved to be a very popular event. This year there will also be face painting, and a fire engine related quiz for children to complete. The event runs from 11am until 4pm. Admission prices are Adults £6.50 Children £4 Concessions £5.50 and a Family ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children) £18.
In addition to the fire engines, the Museum has an amazing collection of over one hundred major exhibits, including trams and trolleybuses, lawnmowers and lorries, prams and a police car and much more. You can board most of the beautifully restored buses and coaches to see their interiors.
Other events the Museum will be hosting his year are:
Come and Ride on our Buses: 2nd October
Wheels by Lamplight: 15th October
Christmas Cracker: 3rd December