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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.
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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.
🎄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
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.
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]
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!
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]
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.
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]
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]