A visit to Leiston

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A visit to Leiston

Sandwiched between the market town of Saxmundham and the coastal resort of Aldeburgh, Leiston and district is an area proud of its industrial past, unique coastline and working-class heritage. Worthy of a day or two of exploration, this quirky corner of the Suffolk countryside and coast offers an array of facilities and attractions, from the celebrated home of steam and the county’s oldest purpose-built cinema, to the tranquil setting of grand boating lakes, golf course and the splendid coastline, perfect for a leisurely stroll and infamous for its smuggling community throughout the 16th and 17th Centuries..

The Long Shop Museum:The industrial museum in Leiston is bursting with history, telling the story of more than 200 years of the town’s life and work. There’s something to interest everyone, with a vast collection of objects ranging from full-size steam engines (the Richard Garrett & Sons engineering business made many hundreds of steam engines here) to touching mementoes of the lives of the working people of the town. Winner of Family-Friendly Suffolk Museum 2016.

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