What’s on

We kicked off the 2018 season with a fun event for children, the Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg hunt, which proved to be as popular as ever. Details of other events planned for the season may be found below.

 

Our evening talks programme will continue until July and resume in October after a two month break. These informative monthly meetings are held at Broadway House (Orwell Road) in conjunction with Felixstowe Family History Society. See below.

 

What’s new in the museum this year?

  • The End of World War I – an exhibition looking at the context of armed forces’ activities in Felixstowe and the surrounding area, and how these affected the lives of local inhabitants. Artefacts, documents, records and photographs tell the story.

  • RAF100 –  Air Cadets from 365 (Felixstowe) Squadron have updated their exhibition to commemorate the founding of the RAF one hundred years ago.

 

Retained for a further year: 

  • the poignant photographic installation by a local photographer honouring the WW1 Fallen named on Felixstowe’s War Memorial. If you haven’t already seen this, do try to come along; it’s on display in the main corridor.

  • our ’60s corner brings back memories of those crazy, colourful years.

 

 

 

Jul
1
Sun
Felixstowe Book Festival @ Felixstowe Museum: Ruth Dugdall’s story of Ernest Seaman VC @ Felixstowe Museum
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jayne Lindill will perform the story of Ernest Seaman VC, the only VC holder named on the WW1 Roll of Honour on Felixstowe War Memorial.

This is one of the many events in the 2018 Felixstowe Book Festival   www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk

 

Jul
11
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter Wain speaking on ‘The Medieval Port of Goseford’.

The area of Kings Fleet on the River Deben is all that is left of the port of Goseford, one of the most important ports on the East Coast in Medieval times. Goseford means ‘goose ford’. Peter has researched this subject extensively and published a book, The History of Kingsfleet.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

Jul
14
Sat
Volunteer Open Event @ Felixstowe Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come along and meet some of our volunteers.  Find out more about how you can join us as a volunteer even if it’s just for a few hours a fortnight.

Meeting details coming shortly.

Aug
1
Wed
LEGO TRAIL @ Felixstowe Museum
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lego Trail

Date:  1st August – 31st August

Time: 1200 to 1700                                             

Join the summer fun, with the quiz trail around the museum.

Search for Lego models, solve the clues and get a yummy reward.

Runs every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout August only.

Children £2.00  Adults £2.00 (includes museum admission)

Aug
12
Sun
Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club Classic Car Display @ Felixstowe Museum
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club once again bring their wonderful cars to display in the grounds at Felixstowe Museum.    This event is free but usual admission to the museum applies.

www.svec.org.uk               

 

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Sep
9
Sun
HERITAGE OPEN DAY @ Felixstowe Museum
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

As part of Heritage Open Days Felixstowe Museum will be open to the public free of charge for this day only.

Learn about your local history and heritage, and how you can volunteer too.

Last admission to the museum:  1630 hrs.

www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Oct
10
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Cadbury speaking on ‘The Quakers’.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

Nov
14
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Martin Hedges speaking on ‘Living and dying in the 19th Century’.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

Dec
12
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mike Wabe speaking on ‘A Christmas Carol’.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm