Fantabulous Felixstowe Museum to open its doors again
Felixstowe Museum welcomes you back with some new features and a COVID secure route – follow the coloured footprints to maintain space and stay safe.
Opening on the 30th May ‘Last Stop Felixstowe Pier’: The advent of the railway in Felixstowe is our new display on the coming of the railway to Felixstowe. Did you know that when the Town station opened on the 1 July 1898 the Third class fare to Pier Station was 4d (about 2p)! Come and see our genuine ticket from that day alongside many other fascinating facts.
We are also pleased to announce our new learning trail suitable for children aged 8 years and above in conjunction with the Children’s University. Why do you think Felixstowe telephone numbers only used to have had three digits?
Our evening talks, normally held at Broadway House (Orwell Road) in conjunction with Felixstowe Family History Society, are now taking place via Zoom. Find details of these great talks below.
Once it is safe to do so we intend to return to our normal venue, meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.
(to be reviewed June 2021)
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Barbara McElroy on ‘A Suffolk Bevin Boy’
This is the story of Barbara’s father’s experiences of being conscripted to go down the mines in WW2. With thousands of others he expected to go into the forces but instead was conscripted by ballot to go down the mines, NO excuses allowed. Besides his personal story, the talk looks at the reasons for the scheme, the conditions down the mines, subsequent problems and tells of its impact on those serving.
All members welcome to this Zoom meeting. Please register with Steve Deacon by emailing email@example.com with the subject header ‘Zoom Registrations’.
Aug 8 @ 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.