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East Anglia Transport Museum

Just a stone's throw away from the most easterly point of the UK, East Anglia Transport Museum can be found in the Lowestoft suburb of Carlton Colville surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside. In 1962, four tramway enthusiasts rescued an old Lowestoft tramcar, which was at the time being used as a summer house. The four became inspired, and later formed a society which would restore many more vehicles and display them in what would later become the East Anglia Transport Museum. Officially formed in 1965, the museum was run on the basis of transport being donated only. Fast forward to 2017 and the collection has grown into an impressive array of automobiles including buses, cars, steam vehicles, trams and much more, spanning over a period of over a century. Guests can view the transport in exciting exhibitions or on the museum’s historic street set. The museum has built their own roads and tram tracks, providing guests with an authentic experience being able to see historic vehicles in action and even have the chance to ride them. The museum also offers a quaint cafe, Terminus Tearooms, where rain or shine guests can enjoy coffee, sandwiches, cakes and tea either inside or al fresco on the Paul George Burges Park.  The Acacia store offers gifts and books where the perfect souvenir can be purchased. A fun day out can be enjoyed by all ages at the East Anglia Transport Museum. Visit their website for full details on opening times and events. 

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