The Long Shop Museum (Leiston, Suffolk) Reviews
Newest Review: ... parts of the museum concentrate on different things - the Garrett family, the works at Leiston, British engineering on a wider scale, local and social history and Leiston today where the nuclear power station Sizewell has taken over from Garrett's as the area's biggest employer. There is lots to learn and I personally was staggered by some of the things I learned such as how much money the Garrett family put into the local area and infrastructure and how their legacy lives on, as well as the story of Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson who was Britain's first female doctor and Mayor! On the day we visited, Leiston had been flooded a few days ... more
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by - written on 24/07/12 (Very useful, 24 readings)
We visited the Long Shop Museum whilst staying in Aldeburgh. We had been passed the museum several times as it is on the bus route from Aldeburgh to Saxmundham. The museum is in Leiston in Suffolk and for around 200 years the name of the town was synomonous with engineering thanks to the Garrett works on the site of the museum. The museum's website describes it as a "the story of a Suffolk industry, its town and its people" and that sums the museum up nicely as different parts of the museum concentrate on different things - the Garrett family, the works at Leiston, British engineering on a wider scale, local and social history and Leiston ... Read the complete review
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