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July Events at The Long Shop Museum

Written by Laura Wharton on

The Long Shop Museum in Leiston is located close by to Snape, Aldeburgh and Minsmere. The museum is based on the former site of Garretts Works and offers a wonderful collection of steam powered machines and other feats of engineering.

The Long Shop Museum have just announced some exciting events taking place throughout July.

Kicking off with a two day festival taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July is the second Steampunk Spectacular! Embracing the magical world of innovation, elegance and creative flair, The Long Shop Museum will be transformed with various stalls, activities, talks and entertainment for all enthusiasts. 

There will be a steampunk market, talks and demonstrations, steampunk films and an exhibition of steampunk creations. Also featured in the day will be Tea Duelling and Umbrella Fencing! Towards the latter part of Saturday there will be an evening of music and magic. And, of course, cream teas and other refreshments will be available throughout the festival. 

Tickets for this event are available to book via The Long Shop Museum’s website and range from £3.50 - £15.00.

The Long Shop Museum are also hosting evening talks every Thursday in July. Talks are centred on historical events, landscape and engineering.  Please see below for further information -

Thursday 2nd July – Fortifications – An evening where David Allen Wood will discuss Landguard Fort.

Thursday 9th July – WW2 Field Ambulances – Chris Gonin will be discussing how field ambulances were used and also gives a personal insight into his Fathers experience.

Thursday 16th July – The Doomed Cargo – Tim Haxell will be giving a talk about local smugglers.

Thursday 23rd July – Yellowstone – Rob Potter will be discussing Yellowstone National Park.

Thursday 30th July – The Microlight – Local high flyer David Cook will be talking about ultralight aviation.

Tickets are £5 per person and are available to purchase on the door. All proceeds support The Long Shop Museum and include refreshments. If you’re a budding historian why not come along and find out more?

Laura Wharton

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