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.



Trolleybus Weekend 2021

From: September 25, 2021

To: September 26, 2021

Time: Saturday 12 noon - 9pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm


Join us for our annual transport extravaganza where every available vehicle in our fleet will be running, with the added excitement of after dark rides on Saturday evening until 9pm where the museum takes on a very special atmosphere under the streetlights.

– Every available trolleybus in the museum collection running in service

– Tram and light railway rides

– After dark running on Saturday until 9pm

– Free regular bus services linking the museum with Lowestoft & Beccles using the museum’s fleet of preserved vehicles.

Cafe – BBQ – Museum Shop

Plus all the usual museum attractions!

Normal admission prices apply £9 Adult £8 Concession £6 Child (5-15) (Gift aid return tickets not accepted at this event)

Please note that there is no car parking at the museum but a FREE Park & Ride service will operate from Co-Operative Food on Ashburnham Way (NR33 9EJ) sponsored by First Eastern Counties


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