Lowestoft has been a technological leader the transportation industry for almost 200 years. Shipping and rail were vital for the local fishing industry and establishing connections with markets across the UK were important from the beginning. However, don't forget that inventors and industrialists worked here, too. The hydroplane was invented on Lake Lothing and speedboats broke records on the lake. The Eastern Coach works built busses that were used across the UK. Our Tram Museum documents the importance of public transporation.