Transport Museum reopens

Ipswich Transport Museum is delighted to confirm that it will be reopening from Sunday 20th September 2020.

The Museum will be operating under reduced hours until further notice; Sundays 11am to 4pm and Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm, commencing Sunday 20th September 2020.

The Museum will be operating under COVID-safe rules, including a one way system. Visitors will need to wear face masks, and helpful signs on the floor will remind people to stay socially distanced. The number of visitors in the Museum at one time will be carefully monitored and regulated, so there may be some queuing. Hand sanitiser stations have been installed around the Museum, and the Museum will be deep-cleaned regularly to ensure everyone’s safety. 

In order to maintain social distancing, visitors will unfortunately not be allowed to board any of our vehicles, the children’s activity area is temporarily closed, and the Sunbeam Tea Room will not be operating for the time being. There will also be no special events for the foreseeable future. More of these options may become available in due course.

Extra staff will be in place to help visitors navigate this modified version of the Ipswich Transport Museum. 

Bob Mellor, Chairman of the Ipswich Transport Museum Council of Management, said: “Working in a COVID-safe way is a change for everyone and we will have to further modify things as we learn more, but we are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome visitors back to the Ipswich Transport Museum. We’ve used lockdown to make some important progress; we have repainted and overhauled our Commer Fire Engine, and we even installed solar panels on the Museum’s roof! We hope to see visitors old and new coming through our doors in September.”

“I just want to thank our visitors, volunteers and supporters for their patience and understanding over the past six months. It has been a difficult time for everyone, but it is wonderful to finally be reopening the Ipswich Transport Museum for everyone to enjoy.”