Over 100 historic vehicles, housed in a former trolleybus depot. All have been built or used in the Ipswich area. The museum also covers the history and products of local engineering companies.
pswich Transport Museum is a collection of over 100 major transport and engineering objects which were made or used in the Ipswich area. They show how people used to go about their daily lives and remind us of the many things that were actually designed and built on our doorstep. Our Transport Collections are lovingly cared for by dedicated volunteers. The collection started 50 years ago with just one bus and has grown into one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind.
You can see buses and bicycles, prams and a police car, lawnmowers and lorries, fire engines and a funeral hearse. The amazing selection of local vehicles is supported by a variety of small exhibits, display material and ephemera.
The museum also houses the Ipswich Engineering Collection which includes many items from well known companies including Ransomes Sims and Jefferies, Ransomes and Rapier, Cranes, Reavell and Cocksedge. The displays include cranes, fork lift trucks, lawnmowers and intricate models.
So, whether you are interested in buses, lorries, bikes, cranes or carriages, social history or just want to know a bit more about the area, you will find our museum a fascinating place.
We are open every Sunday and Bank holiday 11am-4pm between Easter and November, and weekday afternoons 1pm-4pm during school holidays. We have a calendar of special events held regularly throughout the year.