Events

SPECIAL EVENTS DIARY

Santa Tram 2019

From: December 14, 2019

To: December 23, 2019

Time: Pre Booked Admissions Only

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Visit Santa by vintage tram – Take a unique and unforgettable trip to the woodland winter wonderland to see Santa and his helpers and receive a special gift from Santa himself!

Booking essential – download our form [HERE]

Happy New Year 2020

Date: January 1, 2020

Time: Wednesday 12 noon – 4.30pm

Happy New Year

Are you fed up with tinsel & turkey?  Have you seen quite enough of the relatives?  Will you scream if you see another cracker or paper hat?  Then come along for a last chance this winter to ride on our vintage vehicle fleet.  We will be running a free bus service to Lowestoft as well as the museum’s attractions; what a great end to the year’s festivities.

Easter Family Treasure Trail 2020

From: April 11, 2020

To: April 12, 2020

Time: 12 noon to 4:30 PM both days.

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An Easter celebration for all the family with a free fun treasure hunt ending in prizes for all the children who take part. Our tram and trolley bus fleet and train will be running all day long with all the usual museum attractions.

VE Day Celebrations 2020

From: May 9, 2020

To: May 10, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days

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This weekend we take a nostalgic look back at the late 40’s, celebrating the end of the war in Europe with music and dancing. There will be a free park & ride service and regular free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft, as well as the barbecue in the park. In addition, the trade stands along with static exhibitions and visiting vehicles will make for a very busy weekend for everyone.

999 Emergency Services Day 2020

Date: August 23, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days

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This is one of our most exciting events where we will again be bringing examples from all the local emergency services to the museum, with various displays and demonstrations throughout the day. This is an event to interest the whole family where numerous vintage emergency vehicles as well as modern ones will be running alongside our usual trams, train and trolley buses with the addition of stalls supporting the various emergency services. A free park & ride service will operate to the museum with free vintage bus services to Beccles & Lowestoft, as well as the barbecue in the park.

Trolleybus Weekend 2020

From: September 26, 2020

To: September 27, 2020

Time: Sat 12 noon to 9:00 PM & Sun 11am to 5pm

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As the season draws to a close, please join us for a weekend of fun were all available vehicles from our fleet will be running. As the nights are beginning to draw in we will be running after dark on Saturday when the museum takes on a very special atmosphere under the street lights. There will be a free park and ride service and bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft, as well as the barbecue in the park. In addition, the trade stands along with the static exhibitions and visiting vehicles will make for a very busy weekend for everyone.

Halloween 2020

Date: October 31, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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No tricks – just treats, but there’s some spooky goings on around the site with a free witch hunt for the children with a prize for every child. The late running of our trams trolley buses and train into the evening will be a chilling experience for all, as the woods come alive with the spirits of All Hallows Eve when it gets dark. There will be extra treats for any children in fancy dress.

Santa Tram 2020

From: December 1, 2020

To: December 31, 2020

Time: Pre Booked Admissions Only (Dates TBC)

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Visit Santa by vintage tram – Take a unique and unforgettable trip to the woodland winter wonderland to see Santa and his helpers and receive a special gift from Santa himself!

Booking essential.

Happy New Year 2021

Date: January 1, 2021

Time: 12 noon to 4:30 PM

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Are you fed up with tinsel and turkey? Seen quite enough of the relatives? Will you scream if you see another cracker or paper hat? Then come along for a last chance this winter to ride on our vintage vehicle fleet. We will be running a free bus service to Lowestoft as well as all the usual museum attractions. What a great end to your seasonal festivities.



PREVIOUS EVENTS

Halloween 2019

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: Saturday 3pm - 9pm

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No tricks, just treats!  But there will be spooky happenings around our site tonight, with a free witch hunt with a super prize for every child.  The late running of our vintage vehicle fleet into the evening is a truly chilling experience as the woods come alive with the spirits of All Hallows Eve when it gets dark!  There are always extra treats for children in fancy dress.  Come along – we dare you!

Trolleybus Weekend 2019

From: September 21, 2019

To: September 22, 2019

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

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As our season draws to a close, please join us for a weekend of fun where all available vehicles from our trolleybus fleet will be running.  As the nights are beginning to draw in, we will be running after dark on Saturday when the museum takes on a very special atmosphere under the old-fashioned street lights.  There will be a free park & ride service and free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft as well as the BBQ in the park.  Trade stands along with static exhibits and visiting vehicles, makes for a busy weekend for everyone.

View the free vintage bus service timetable for the weekend [HERE]

999 Emergency Services Day 2019

Date: August 18, 2019

Time: 11am to 5pm

999 Day 2019

As at our first successful event in 2018, we are again bringing to the museum examples from all the local emergency services with displays and demonstrations throughout the day.  Vintage emergency vehicles will be running alongside modern equipment as well as our usual trams, trolleybuses and train makes for a really fun-packed day, with all the supporting stands from various emergency services.  A free park & ride service will operate today as well as free bus services to Lowestoft as well as the BBQ in the park.

Eastern Transport Collection 50th Anniversary Event

From: July 6, 2019

To: July 7, 2019

Time: Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

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To mark to the 50thanniversary of the formation of the Eastern Transport Collection, they will be organising an event with as many former Eastern Counties visiting buses as possible, as well as other vehicles from local operators.  There will be a free park & ride service and free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft as well as the BBQ in the park.  Trade stands along with static exhibits and visiting vehicles, makes this an interesting weekend for vehicle enthusiasts.

 
See our bus timetable [HERE]

50’s Seaside Celebration

From: May 11, 2019

To: May 12, 2019

Time: Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

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A celebration of the 50s with a seaside flavour as we launch into service after restoration our trolleybus Hastings 34, which operated throughout the 50s in Hastings until it was the final trolleybus when the system closed in May 1959.  We will also be operating all our available south coast trolleybuses in service, and there will be visiting buses from the area, including (we hope) one special visiting vehicle from Hastings.  There will be a free park & ride service and free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft as well as the BBQ in the park.  Music and dancing from the 50s, trade stands, and static exhibits makes this an interesting weekend for all with a liking for the 50s – come dressed 50s style and get a discount!

 
See our vintage bus service timetable [HERE]

Easter Family Treasure Trail 2019

From: April 20, 2019

To: April 21, 2019

Time: 12 noon to 4.30pm

Easter Event

Our first event of the year welcomes you with an Easter celebration with fun for all the family, with a free treasure hunt ending in prizes for all the children who take part.  Our tram & trolleybus fleet will be running all day, along with our narrow-gauge railway and all the static exhibits.

Santa Tram 2018

From: December 8, 2018

To: December 23, 2018

Time: Pre Booked Admissions Only

Santa Tram 2018

Visit Santa by vintage tram – Take a unique and unforgettable trip to the woodland winter wonderland to see Santa and his helpers and receive a special gift from Santa himself!

Booking essential – download our form [HERE]

Halloween 2018

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 2pm to 7pm

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There’s some spooky goings on around the site tonight with a free treasure trail for families with prizes for every child. The late running of our trams, trolleybuses and train into the evening will be an extra chilling experience as the woodland tram track comes alive with the spirits of All Hallows Eve when it gets dark. Extra treats for children in fancy dress.

Trolleybus Weekend 2018

From: September 22, 2018

To: September 23, 2018

Time: 12-9pm / 11-5pm

Trolleybus Weekend Poster

As the season draws to a close, please join us for a weekend of fun where all available vehicles from our trolleybus fleet will be running. As the nights begin to draw in, we will be running after dark on Saturday when the museum takes on a very special atmosphere under the period streetlights. There will be a free park & ride service and bus services running to Lowestoft & Beccles using our period buses and a BBQ in the park. In addition, the trade stands and another important vehicle launch will make this event extra special.
View the bus timetable for the day [HERE]!

Want to take part by bringing a vehicle or having a stall during this Event? Download a form [HERE]!

999 Emergency Services Day 2018

Date: August 19, 2018

Time: 10.30-5pm

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Brand New for 2018. We will bring you examples from all 4 local emergency services. With various displays and demonstrations throughout the day this is an event that will interest the whole family. There will be numerous vintage emergency vehicles as well as modern current vehicles running alongside our usual Train, Trams and Trolleybuses with the addition of Stalls supporting various different emergency services .