The Long Shop Museum

We went to the Long Shop Museum in Leiston, a celebration of the engineering works established by Richard Garrett I in Leiston, making agricultural machinery – threshing machines, seed drills, ploughs, harrows and cooking stoves, many of which were exhibited at the Great Exhibition. Richard Garrett III learned how to make steam engines on an assembly line in the Long Shop in 1852. Amongst his neices were Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first person to qualify as a doctor, and Millicent Fawcett, both liberal social reformers.

This is the Long Shop itself:-

This is the Living Van designed for mobile workers:-

A 1901 fire engine:-

The Drawing Office in 1923:-

And the tools of the trade:-

Finally, the surviving tools of W.D. Titlow, a local hardware shop:-


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