What’s on

 

Fantabulous Felixstowe Museum is now closed for the winter

 

After a busy and successful season, the museum doors are now closed to the general public while we work behind the scenes to develop new displays for next year as well as catching up with essential museum work and maintenance.

 

The office continues to be open four days a week for enquiries and research.  Contact us by email or phone.

 

Our evening talks evenings (held in conjunction with the Felixstowe Family History Society) are generally being held at our normal venue, Broadway House in Orwell Rd, Felixstowe, meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.   Be sure to check the details below as some may be offered by Zoom.

All welcome. 

(to be reviewed February 2022)

 

Oct
31
Sun
Hocus Pocus – Children’s Halloween Trail @ Felixstowe Museum
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Halloween fun for children at a very spooky Felixstowe Museum. 

Search for the witches’ ingredients for potion making and track down those Mangy Moggies.  Solve the clues and get a yummy reward.

NO NEED TO BOOK – just turn up.       Spooky fancy dress encouraged!

Runs on Sunday 24th October, half-term Wednesday 27th and on Halloween itself.

Children £2.00 (includes admission)  Adults £3.00

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 his new talk ‘Charlie and The Dig’

This is a talk about his experience of coaching the actors in the nuances of the Suffolk dialect during the making of the recently released film on Netflix.

 

Bookings are required for this talk.  Email fxfhs@hotmail.com with the subject line ‘Charlie Haylock – talk’.   Please email as soon as possible as we’ve already had a good response.                       (updated 17 Nov)

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

 

 

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

Gill Blanchard – behind the scenes at ‘Who do you think you are?’

In this talk, Gill relates her experiences of working on this popular programme.  She will focus on her research for and appearances on the Jonnie Peacock and Mary Berry episodes.

 

 

All welcome.  Zoom meeting – 7 for 7.30pm

 

To attend: email fxfhs@hotmail.com with “Gill Blanchard talk” in the subject line. You will be sent details of the Zoom meeting and password in due course.

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

Stuart Durrell on ‘The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’

 

Mr Durrell will speak to us about the important and valuable work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity, the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

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

Brian Nichols & Charles Wright on ‘The History of Radio Caroline’

 

Radio enthusiasts Brian Nicols and Charles Wright, whose ongoing display in the Felgate Room attracts many visitors to the museum, will take us back to the 60s as they outline the history of offshore pirate radio and Felixstowe’s part in the story.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

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

Sarah Doig on ‘Beyond Hatches, Matches and Dispatches: curious tales from Suffolk parish registers.’

 

Our county’s parish registers also record tales of spires collapsing and extreme weather conditions, as well as some of the tragic and humorous circumstances in which people lived and died.  Sarah will share some of these stories with us.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

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

Norman Jacobs on ‘Pie ‘N’ Mash  and Prefabs.’

 

The Blitz had made many families in the East End of London homeless. One solution was to erect prefabs on fields and open spaces to give temporary accommodation to those who had been bombed out. It was in one of these ‘modern’ boxes that young Norman Jacobs grew up through the 1950s and 1960s. In a lively, detailed and humorous picture of a postwar Hackney childhood, Norman takes us back to an age of rationing, bomb sites, street markets, colourful characters and camaraderie. And in reminiscing about stodgy school food, jumpers for goalposts, Listen with Mother, greyhound racing, pie ‘n’ mash, holiday camps, and the advent of American-style burger bars, he provides a glimpse into a way of life that has vanished for ever. Set against a backdrop of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy, funny, poignant and sometimes sad, Norman’s is a story full of innocence and happiness that will take you back to the best of times – the days we thought would never end.   

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

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

tbc

 

 

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

Pip Wright on ‘Exploring Suffolk by Bus-Pass’

 

There are few corners of Suffolk (and neighbouring counties) that can’t be reached by bus. Those of us fortunate enough to have our bus-pass can use it to plan expeditions and days out. This talk, liberally illustrated with Suffolk views, shows how you can do it.

 

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.