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Ipswich Transport Museum

Ipswich Transport Museum

Photos by Andrew Pattle

Main motor cycle area Having started a Museums section on the website, we thought we really ought to include the one on our own doorstep: Ipswich Transport Museum.  The collection of motorcycles is in two areas facing each other across a gangway.

Main motor cycle area As well as the motor cycles, this first area includes a Wall’s Ice Cream tricycle from the 1950s …

Main motor cycle area … and an Ivy delivery tricycle from about 1910.

Second motor cycle display order The second area includes the machines that were made in Suffolk.

New Hudson autocycle Now a more detailed look, starting with this 1950 New Hudson autocycle.  The museum collects vehicle used or made in and around Ipswich so there will be severa DX and PV registrations about.

Raynal Auto Another autocycle: a Raynal Auto from 1950.

Cezeta scooter This 1959 Cezeta scooter was originally supplied by Revett’s of Ipswich.

AJS & Triumph A 1953 AJS 16MS and a 1979 Triumph Bonneville.

Honda C90 Honda C90

Stella Mini Bike This Ipswich-made Stella Mini Bike will be familiar to anyone who’read the articles on this website.

Two SIMs The two Suffolk-made SIMs have also been featured in our articles.

Cyclemaster High above the other machines is a Cyclemaster in a Triumph bicycle.

Ipswich Bicycle Club display Next to the motor cycles are the pedal cycles.  At one end is a display devoted to Ipswich Bicycle Club …

Post Office bicycles … at the other end are Post Office bicycles, including a telephone box cleaner’s bicycle …

Main cycle display … and between them is all this.

Bicycle shop The museum also has a reconstruction of a bicycle shop

Bicycle shop Among the many exhibits in the shop is a sectioned Mobylette frame.

Published June 2024

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