East Anglia’s Premier Working Transport Museum

Our Vehicles

At Carlton Colville we have one of the widest ranges of preserved vehicles of any museum, and further exhibits are still accepted from time to time.

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Visit Us

Find out about the only place in the British Isles where visitors can not only view, but also ride on all three principal forms of public transport from the earlier part of the 20th Century.

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Become a Member

The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers who give up their time to bring alive the sights and sounds of the past. None of this is possible, however, without the support of you

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We hope that you will find all the information that you need about the museum contained in the following pages

We think that we have included all the important stuff that you will need to plan a visit to see us at our site just a couple of miles from Lowestoft – England’s most easterly town. You will also find some more general information that you may find interesting about the society, the museum, its collection and what we’re working on at the moment.

Things are always changing, so don’t forget to come back and visit our site regularly to see what’s going on. Remember, every single person who works here is a volunteer and we always have plenty of hands-on opportunities for new recruits.

Why not click on  BECOME A MEMBER »  to find out how you could become a part of England’s most easterly transport museum.



Ride the lights 2020

From: December 1, 2020

To: December 31, 2020

Time: See below for details

Ride the lights


RIDE THE LIGHTS at the East Anglia Transport Museum
Saturdays 5th, 12th & 19th December 2020 2pm – 6pm

Sadly we can’t have Santa come and visit us this year, but we can still bring you some Christmas cheer this December by opening our doors for some seasonal (and completely COVID-secure) tram, trolleybus and train rides – and we’ve even put up the decorations especially for the occasion.

🚃 Normal museum admission prices apply (£9 Adult £8 Children age 5-15 £6 Concessions)

🚃 No pre-booking needed

🚃 All rides included in the admission price*

🚃 Museum Shop & Cafe open for gifts and light refreshments*

🚃 Fascinating displays of vehicles and artefacts around the museum site*

We’ll be limiting numbers on site to ensure social distancing, and we may have to close our gates for a while during the afternoon until we’ve got some spaces available. Last admission is an hour before closing.

We’ll be asking everyone to observe the ‘Rule of 6’ around the museum and single households (or support bubbles) only seated together inside the cafe or on the vehicles. And don’t forget, you’ll need a face covering to wear inside the buildings and on the vehicles unless you’re exempt.

So if you’re looking for something totally unique and great fun for all the family in the run up to the big day, come and RIDE THE LIGHTS with us at the museum. We can’t wait to see you!

p.s. we’re open on New Years Day too! Follow us on Facebook for more updates

*all rides, facilities and attractions subject to availability


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