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Spring in Steam

The Long Shop Museum in Leiston will reopen in style by launching the 2015 season on Saturday 28th March with a fantastic steam and activity day from 10am until 5pm. 

There will be large and small engines in steam, including our very own ‘Sirapite’ shunting engine and the ‘Works Band’ (alias Leiston Royal British Legion Band) will be playing around the museum site during the day. Costumed ‘interpreters’ will also be on hand to lead a variety of hands-on activities for those of all ages and interests. These include making a nail box, doing some washing the Victorian way, or having a go at creating a plaster copy of an ‘engine part’ in a sand mould.
Tea, coffee and scrumptious home made cakes will be available throughout the day, with lovely home-made soup available at lunchtime. Come as you are, or come in Victorian/ Edwardian dress to join in the spirit of the event.

No need to book – just come along! Normal Museum admission charges apply but please be aware that there will be a small increase in the admission price in 2015 for first time in five years though all ticketholders will now be entitled to admission for a full year.

From Saturday 28th, the Museum will be open 7 days per week throughout the school Easter holidays and there will be an ‘egg hunt’ quiz trail and other family activities available. Please check the Museum website or phone the Museum (01728 832189) for updated details

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