Events

SPECIAL EVENTS DIARY

Easter Event 2022

From: April 16, 2022

To: April 17, 2022

Time: 12 noon to 4.30pm

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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.

50 Years of EATM

Date: May 29, 2022

Time: TBA

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You wont want to miss this, as we celebrate 50 Years.

London Event 2022

From: July 9, 2022

To: July 10, 2022

Time: TBA

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999 Day 2022

Date: August 21, 2022

Time: TBA

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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.

Trolleybus Weekend 2022

From: September 24, 2022

To: September 25, 2022

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

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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

Halloween Event 2022

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 3pm - 9pm

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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.

Ride the Lights 2022

Date: December 1, 2022

Time: Dates and Times TBA

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🎄IT’S CHRISTMAS – AND IT’S HAPPENING… 🎄

RIDE THE LIGHTS at the East Anglia Transport Museum

During December 2022 – Dates and Times to be announced.

We 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.

🚃 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*

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

Happy New Year 2023

Date: January 1, 2023

Time: TBA

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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.

To stay up to date with the very latest information from the transport museum, follow our Facebook page by clicking [HERE]


PREVIOUS EVENTS

Happy New Year 2022

Date: January 1, 2022

Time: 12pm to 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.

Ride the Lights 2021

From: December 4, 2021

To: December 19, 2021

Time: See dates and times below

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🎄IT’S CHRISTMAS – AND IT’S HAPPENING… 🎄

RIDE THE LIGHTS at the East Anglia Transport Museum

4th 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th December 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.

🚃 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*

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

Halloween 2021

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 3pm - 9pm

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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.

Trolleybus Weekend 2021

From: September 25, 2021

To: September 26, 2021

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

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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

Easter 2021

Date: April 4, 2021

Time: TBA

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At present we plan to reopen at Easter 2021 for what we hope will be a far more normal season than 2020 has been.

Please check back here or on Facebook for the latest information.

Happy New Year 2021

Date: January 1, 2021

Time: CANCELLED

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Unfortunately, due to the latest government announcement, we will no longer be able to open on New Years Day as we had planned.
It goes without saying that we’re as disappointed as you are.
At present we plan to reopen at Easter 2021 for what we hope will be a far more normal season than 2020 has been.
We look forward to welcoming you then.

Santa Tram 2020

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Time: CANCELLED

Santa

It is with great sadness that we must announce that we have received a letter direct from the North Pole from the big man in the red suit himself.

Unfortunately due to the Covid19 coronavirus situation worldwide, Santa has been forced to hugely cut back his number of personal appearances around the world ahead of Christmas this year. This is to ensure that he and his team and especially his magical reindeer can try their hardest to stay well so they are able to carry out Christmas deliveries as best they can this year.

Santa said that he is really sad not to be meeting all the children as usual this year, but he and his team still look forward to getting your letters at the north pole as usual. The elves will be keeping an eye out as always to ensure all children are being good using their secret cameras hidden all around the world !!

Santa says he hopes to return next year if it is safe to do so.

Ride the lights 2020

From: December 1, 2020

To: December 20, 2020

Time: See below for details

Ride the lights event

🎄IT’S CHRISTMAS – AND IT’S HAPPENING… 🎄

RIDE THE LIGHTS at the East Anglia Transport Museum
Saturday & Sunday  12th & 13th and 19th & 20th 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 Adults, £6 Children age 5-15, £8 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

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.

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]