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Take a trip back in Time….

At Carlton Colville you will find a unique transport museum, this is 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 last century, tram, trolleybus and light railway. This collection is one of the finest examples if its kind, and evokes memories for all its visitors.

Once inside the museum, there is so much to see and do that you'll want to stay all day. Whether you take a ride on the Woodland Tramway or experience the silence and comfort of the Trolleybus service, there is a new discovery to be made every minute. Or why not soak up the real atmosphere of the past with a walk along our period street - complete with authentic street furniture. Hear the swish of trolley poles, the purr of the diesel engine, or the rhythmic hiss of steam, making this a real trip back in time.

As an added attraction, the East Suffolk Light Railway winds its way sleepily round the site.
There is also ample opportunity to view the many vehicles on the vast museum collection, which has been gathered from not only the towns and cities of Britain but around the world, and see how these are being lovingly restored to their former glory. Once all the excitement is over - why not take the time to relax in the park or the café, just watching the past glide by.

A new exhibition "Tar Sweat and Steam" opens in April telling the story of Road Making.

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By Road:
3 miles south west of Lowestoft just off B1384, Just off Norwich - Lowestoft road A146. The brown tourist information signs clearly mark the route from A12 and A146.

By Bus:
First Eastern Counties services from Lowestoft Bus and Rail Stations for Carlton Colville Church and the Norwich-Lowestoft X2 service to the Carlton Crown or 102 to Carlton Colville Church. Anglian Bus service 525 Lowestoft to Beccles (mon-sat) stops at the Carlton Crown. Then short walk. Suffolk County Council 606 services from Gorleston and Oulton Broad stop outside the Museum (MON-SAT).Travel Information Traveline 0870 608 2 608
Free bus services using Museum and visiting buses operate free services on Event Days to Lowestoft and Beccles.

By Rail:
Nearest station Oulton Broad South. Bus 606/607 from there.

East Anglia Transport Museum Postcode for SatNav: NR33 8BL


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