welcome to

IPSWICH TRANSPORT MUSEUM

preserving Ipswich's transport and engineering heritage for 50 years

The Old Trolleybus Depot
Cobham Road
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9JD
Tel. 01473 715666
enquiries@ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk

Registered Charity 276626 | Accredited Museum No.RD890

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Ipswich 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.

Our next Special Event

Saturday 19th October - Wheels by Lamplight 5.30pm–9pm
Enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. (Please note for safety reasons we cannot admit children to this event).

Classic Buses and Coaches Special Event
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Entries are invited from vehicle owners who would like to take part in this event. If you wish to do so please download and complete the entry form and return it to the museum.
Download entry form