The Ipswich Transport Museum – home to Ipswich 33 and Cambridge horse car 7 – is to belatedly open for the season on Sunday 20th September, with it then being open every Wednesday and Sunday until Sunday 29th November.
As with all heritage attractions the museum was forced to close in March as a result of the major lockdown restrictions introduced in England. After careful consideration it has now been decided that opening is a viable option although there will be extra procedures in place with strict limitations in the number of people allowed in the museum at any one time, one way systems, queuing and the availability of sanitiser.
No vehicles will be able to boarded, the children’s play area will be closed as will the on-site café.
The Chairman of the Ipswich Transport Museum said: “Working in a COVID-safe way is a change for everyone and we will have to further modify things as we learn more, but we are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome visitors back to the Ipswich Transport Museum. We’ve used lockdown to make some important progress; we have repainted and overhauled our Commer Fire Engine, and we even installed solar panels on the Museum’s roof! We hope to see visitors old and new coming through our doors in September. I just want to thank our visitors, volunteers and supporters for their patience and understanding over the past six months. It has been a difficult time for everyone, but it is wonderful to finally be reopening the Ipswich Transport Museum for everyone to enjoy.”
Full details of the opening can be found on the Ipswich Transport Museum website at http://www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk/whenwereopen.html.