What’s on

 

Fantabulous Felixstowe Museum has opened

its doors again

 

Felixstowe Museum welcomes you back with some new features and a COVID secure route – follow the coloured floor stickers to maintain space and stay safe.

 

Opened on 30th May, ‘Last Stop Felixstowe Pier’: The advent of the railway in Felixstowe.  This is our new display on the coming of the railway to Felixstowe. Did you know that when the Town station opened on the 1st  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, have continued through the year via Zoom. Find details of these great talks below.

From September onwards, we intend to return to our normal venue, meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.

(to be reviewed 31st August 2021)

 

Jul
28
Wed
Fantastic Brick Olympic Trail @ Felixstowe Museum @ FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm

FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM’S FANTASTIC BRICK OLYMPICS

Join in the Summer fun, with the quiz trail around Felixstowe Museum.

Search for the brick athletes inside the museum, solve the clues and get a yummy reward.

NO NEED TO BOOK – just turn up.

Runs every Sunday and Wednesday (28 July to 5 September) and on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Children £2.00 (includes admission)  Adults £3.00.

Great fun on a wet Summer’s day . . .  and also on a baking hot day!

 

 

Aug
8
Sun
Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club Classic Car Display @ Felixstowe Museum
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

The Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club once again bring their wonderful cars to display in the grounds at Felixstowe Museum.   

This event is free however the usual admission charges to the museum apply.

 

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Sep
8
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Zoom meeting
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mark Mitchels will speak on ‘The Lost City of Dunwich’

 

No one can stand on the cliffs of Dunwich and not wonder about the city which is now more than a mile out below the North Sea. At the time of Domesday Book Dunwich was spoken of as the tenth largest city in England. Since it began to crumble and fall into the waves, the Lost City has engrossed both historians and visitors. This talk describes the story of a city as fascinating and elusive as El Dorado – and just as exciting. The rise and fall of any human creation speaks to all of us in a common language, because it calls upon our shared fears, but the decline of Dunwich assumes an almost Biblical dimension in that it truly demonstrates that Pride does indeed come before a Fall. And still the North Sea advances, grasping the retreating land.   

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

 

 

Oct
13
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

John Field will speak on ‘The Treasures of Ipswich’

 

This is a new talk which illustrates Ipswich’s wide range of buildings and features of great architectural and historic importance.  These include the town’s Mediaeval Churches, Mansions and Halls, its important legacy of Victorian buildings, Nationally and Locally Listed Buildings and the many features and artefacts of local, national (and some of International) importance.   The talk explores the breadth of Ipswich’s rich history over many centuries through its architectural heritage and aims to create greater public awareness of this legacy in the local area and elsewhere.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Mark Bathurst will speak on ‘The Medway Queen – the heroine of Dunkirk’

Paddle Steamer Medway Queen was built in Scotland in 1924, for the New Medway Steam Packet Company of Rochester. The Medway Queen is the last of the estuary paddle steamers that were built to take passengers on day trips on the Thames and Medway Estuaries, calling at locations such as Southend, Herne Bay and Margate.  At the outbreak of the Second World War she was commissioned into the Royal Navy and became a minesweeper, joining the 10th minesweeping flotilla, but she was so much more . . .

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Charlie Haylock will give us Part 2 of his ‘The History of Spoken Language’

This is not a talk on split infinitives, and what the differences are between the past participle and the past tense. Definitely not! Charlie shows how the seeds of spoken English were first sown, and how each invading force affected the English language with the different sounds they brought. Charlie includes a dialect tour of the British Isles.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.  Come early as Mr Haylock is a very popular speaker.