Events

GREAT NEWS, BOOKING IS NOT REQUIRED, SIMPLY TURN UP AND PAY AT THE TICKET OFFICE FOR BOTH EVENT AND REGULAR DAYS

During the year we host a number of hugely popular events at the museum. Ensure you reserve the dates below in your diary so you do not miss out! Also, if you are interested in bringing a vehicle or having a stall at one of our events, download our [APPLICATION FORM] and get it back to us as soon as possible.

SPECIAL EVENTS DIARY

British Bus Fleets, East Anglia

From: July 13, 2024

To: July 14, 2024

Time: 11am - 5pm both days

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Join us for the bus weekend, which this year has a local theme- featuring buses old and new from East Anglian operators. Vehicle entry forms are available on our website for buses which operate/operated in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Our free park & ride service, courtesy of First Eastern Counties, operates both days.

999 Event 2024

Date: August 11, 2024

Time: 11am - 4:30pm

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This is one of our most exciting events where we will be bringing examples of current serving and ex emergency services as well as other agencies that work closely with emergency services, all coming together at the museum, with displays and demonstrations throughout the day.

Trollybus Weekend 2024

From: September 28, 2024

To: September 29, 2024

Time: 12pm - 9pm Saturday & 11am - 5pm Sunday

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This event is a firm favourite with enthusiasts and families alike. All our operational trolleybuses will be in service over the weekend, operating an intensive service. We’re open until 9 o’clock on the Saturday, with our ever-popular twilight running. Free vintage bus services also operate to Lowestoft and Beccles. Our free park & ride service, courtesy of First Eastern Counties, operates both days.

Halloween Event 2024

Date: October 26, 2024

Time: 3pm - 8pm

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Dare you ride the Terror Tram through the haunted woods and join the tram crews on the graveyard shift? Our popular Halloween event returns this year, with face painting and a witch hunt. An hourly free vintage bus service will operate to Lowestoft.

Ride the Lights 2024

From: December 7, 2024

To: December 23, 2024

Time: Weekends of 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 22 & 23 December (3pm - 7pm)

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Get into the festive spirit with our Ride the Lights weekends. We’re open until later this year, allowing more time to soak in the atmosphere and the magic of the Christmas lights. As always, our café will be serving hot food and drinks throughout each day.

New Years Day 2025

Date: January 1, 2025

Time: 12 noon - 4:30pm

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Join us for our first open day of 2025 from 12 – 4.30, with your final chance to see the Christmas lights. All the usual museum attractions plus an hourly free vintage bus service to Lowestoft.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

1960s Weekend 2024

From: May 11, 2024

To: May 12, 2024

Time: 11am - 5pm both days

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Let us take you back to the sights and sounds of the swinging 60s at our special themed weekend. With all the usual Museum attractions, there’s plenty of vehicles in our extensive fleet from the 60s to travel on and entertainment is planned for both days. Free bus services to Lowestoft and Beccles and our free park & ride service, courtesy of First Eastern Counties, operates both days. Come along in 1960s costume for half-price entry.

Easter Event 2024

From: March 30, 2024

To: March 31, 2024

Time: 11am to 5pm both days

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As always, our Easter event welcomes you with an Easter celebration with fun for all the family.

Blackpool Tram Weekend

From: March 29, 2024

To: April 1, 2024

Time: 11am - 5pm Daily

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Our first event of the year sees Blackpool Railcoach 634 (the Terror Tram) launched into service. There will be an intensive Blackpool tram service throughout the weekend and an hourly bus service to Lowestoft. In addition, the Children’s Easter Treasure Hunt returns again this year on Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March

Happy New Year 2024

Date: January 1, 2024

Time: 12 to 4:30pm

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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.

Ride the Lights 2023

From: December 2, 2023

To: December 17, 2023

Time: Weekends of 2nd & 3rd + 9th & 10th + 16th & 17th December 2023 (2pm - 6pm)

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

RIDE THE LIGHTS at the East Anglia Transport Museum

Selected weekends during December 2023.

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

Halloween Event 2023

Date: October 28, 2023

Time: 3-8pm

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More info to follow soon.

Trolleybus Weekend

From: September 23, 2023

To: September 24, 2023

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

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Join us for a weekend of fun where 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 streetlights.

 

** Please kindly note that season tickets are not accepted at this event **

999 Emergency Services Day

Date: August 20, 2023

Time: 11am till 5pm

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This is one of our most exciting events where we will be bringing examples from the local emergency services to the museum, with displays and demonstrations throughout the day.

 

** Please kindly note that season tickets are not accepted at this event **

Big bus bash 2023

From: July 8, 2023

To: July 9, 2023

Time: 11am to 5pm

Big Bus Bash

All aboard for two days of fun! 

We will have a fantastic selection of our own vehicles as well as visiting buses and coaches on show and to ride from 11am to 5pm on the 8th and 9th of July. 

Ride the Trams, Trolleybuses and Narrow Gauge Railway.

Enjoy our Barbecue, cafe and gift shop.

Access is easy with a FREE park & ride service operating.

** Please kindly note that season tickets are not accepted on the Saturday of this event **

Cost of living day

Date: May 21, 2023

Time: 11am to 5pm

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Beat the cost of living challenges and join us for a full day of fun from 11am to 5pm on the 21st of May with entry at HALF PRICE for all.

Ride the Trams, Trolleybuses and Narrow Gauge Railway.

Enjoy our cafe and gift shop.

Access is easy with a FREE park & ride service operating.

** Please kindly note that season tickets are not accepted at this event **