welcome to


preserving Ipswich's transport and engineering heritage for 50 years

The Old Trolleybus Depot
Cobham Road
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9JD
Tel. 01473 715666

Registered Charity 276626 | Accredited Museum No.RD890


We house a fabulous collection of transport and engineering objects relating to Ipswich and the surrounding area. We're a volunteer run Museum, and trace our roots back to 1965, when Eric Mouser bought an old Dennis Ace bus. That bus spawned a collection of over 100 major exhibits all with local connections in that they were made or used in and around Ipswich.

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.

In addition to the big stuff we've got loads of supporting objects and ephemera to help tell stories and explain why our objects are so important - everyday sights from yesteryear saved for your enjoyment today!

Sunday 2nd December - THE CHRISTMAS CRACKER 11am-4pm
The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Festive decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you in the Christmas mood. Come and ride on a selection of our fire engines and buses, then meet Santa in his grotto. (Entry to the grotto £1 extra, which includes a gift).
Adults £7.00 : Children £4.50 : Concessions £6.00 : Family Ticket £20 (2 adults and up to 3 children)