What’s on

Fantabulous Felixstowe Museum is now closed for the winter

 

There was so much to see and do at the museum this year. Throughout the season we could revisit (or visit?) the 1980s, the decade that brought us the mullet hairstyle, shoulder pads, shell suits, leg warmers, ‘Shaddap You Face’ and ‘The Empire Strike Back’ – and also Felixstowe Museum!  We first opened our doors in 1982.

 

 

The office continues to be open during the week for enquiries and research.  Contact us by email or phone to check we’re available.

 

 

Our evening talks (in conjunction with the Felixstowe Family History Society) are held at Broadway House in Orwell Rd, Felixstowe.  We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.    All welcome.

 

Be sure to check the details below as there may be an option of attending by Zoom depending on the speaker. Please give a week’s notice if you wish to use Zoom.

 

(reviewed January 2023)

 

Feb
8
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ By Zoom at your home or Broadway House
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mia Bennett on ‘Solving Genealogy Brick Walls using DNA’

THIS IS A ZOOM ONLY TALK

 

Mia will use an example from her own family history where she has progressed a ‘brickwall’ using DNA alongside traditional genealogy research.

The path to solving this brickwall had a number of surprises along the way with forgeries, quick marriages, criminal ancestors and often more questions than answers. In telling the story, methods and tools for using DNA to break down brickwalls are provided.

 

Please email fxfhs@hotmail.com at the very latest by the evening of Wednesday 1st Feb. to register your interest and receive the link.

 

If you wish to attend at Broadway House there will be a Zoom link and screen set up there to show the talk.

 

 

All welcome.

Mar
8
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Julie Kilbey on ‘The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial’

 

Details to follow.

 

It may also be possible to join this meeting by Zoom – please email fxfhs@hotmail.com at the latest by Wednesday 1st March for details and to register your interest.

 

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.  

Mar
18
Sat
Landguard Open Day @ Landguard Fort
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

A special event is being planned for anyone interested in volunteering to help run the popular visitor attractions of Landguard Peninsula.
The Landguard Open Day will offer prospective volunteers the chance to learn about operations at the site’s historic Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Nature Reserve.
Current volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors round and discuss becoming a member of the team.
The free event takes place from 11am-3pm on Saturday 18 March and includes complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.
https://eastsuffolk.co/landguardopenday

 

Apr
6
Thu
The Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ Felixstowe Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm

Come and join in the fun Easter Egg Hunt at Felixstowe Museum, suitable for children aged 3-10. There are two sessions fro, 12.30pm to 2pm and 2.30pm to 4pm.
Pre-booking essential – tickets will be available soon.

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

Members’ Social with Quiz

 

Join us for a social evening and try your hand at the Quiz.   Prizes will be awarded!

 

 

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.  

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

John Field on ‘Ipswich’s 12 Medieval Churches’

 

Ipswich Town Centre is fortunate in hosting 12 Mediaeval Churches (one of the largest collections in one town in the country), of which six are now redundant.

 

John’s illustrated talk covers both the living and redundant churches. These ancient buildings performed an important role throughout the life of Ipswich and each has many fascinating stories to tell about the town and its long history.

 

It may also be possible to join this meeting by Zoom – please email fxfhs@hotmail.com at the latest by Wednesday 3rd May for details and to register your interest.

 

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.