Discover 200 years of industrial innovation on the original site of the Richard Garrett Engineering Works, from the first production line to the first woman doctor. See the wide variety of products from steam engines and munitions to children's toys and dry cleaning machines. Learn about the development of Leiston and its influence both locally and around the world.
Open 21 March to 29 October 2017
June - September - Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 3pm
April, May and October (except school holidays) - Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 3pm
For more local information, please see:Leiston Guide
Special Offers and Events
Leiston Long Shop Murder Mystery Evening
18th March 2017, 7.30pm
Travel back in time to the scene of the crime to witness the aftermath of some dark deeds at this year’s murder mystery at the museum!
It’s several centuries ago, in the area around Mildenhall. The local laird is about to sit down to a feast with family and friends but the festivities are interrupted by the discovery of a body in his pond…
There are a myriad suspects in the frame. Characters include a local squire and his wife, serving wench, milkmaid, peasant farmer, priest, alchemist, housekeeper, cook, farmhand and various musicians. All are potentially guilty but can you work out what the real motive was, and who dunnit?
You can enjoy a medieval banquet in the barn while you try and solve the puzzle. Led by East Anglian crime writer and murder mystery specialist Mark Mower who has served up countless literary and dramatic renditions, this promises to be a highly engaging and suspense filled evening which is designed to run alongside a three course dinner.
7.30 pm. Tickets - £25.00 and include a 3 course meal. Please click 'Phone' to obtain number for bookings. Museum is unlicensed so feel free to bring along your own mead (or another beverage of your choice).
Learn Something New
Unique Day Out
Fun for individuals as well as groups
Suitable for the Whole Family