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)

 

May
28
Sat
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – May 29 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


May
29
Sun
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
1
Wed
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
2
Thu
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
3
Fri
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
4
Sat
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
5
Sun
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
18
Sat
Festival of the Sea Event @ Landguard Peninsula
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm

Festival of the Sea Celebrations

 

Come and join in a celebration of our area’s great Maritime Heritage although you’re warned that Pirates will be occupying Landguard and creating their usual mayhem.    The weekend is sure to go with a bang!

On Saturday 18th June, watch the colourful Parade of Boats in the River Orwell from 14.00 – 16.00 approx.  (bring your binoculars and ear defenders!)

Details of other events to follow.    Check out VisitFelixstoweFestivaloftheSea

 


Jun
26
Sun
Festival of the Sea – Sea Sagas of the North @ Felixstowe Museum and beyond
Jun 26 @ 10:45 am – 4:15 pm

 

Felixstowe Book Festival and Essex Book Festival are teaming up for a special celebration of the publication of writer and environmentalist Jules Pretty’s latest book:     Sea Sagas of the North: Travels and Tales of Warming Waters.

 

Join us for a story-telling journey through history that reconnects Nature with ancient heritages.  For details see below or Sea Sagas & Salty Tales Essex/Felixstowe Book Festival

 

The day begins at Felixstowe Museum, then sets sail via the Foot and Bicycle Ferry from Felixstowe to Harwich Quay – replete with Salty Tales from award-winning storyteller Glenys Newton – before concluding at The Redoubt Fort. Audiences are invited to join us for part or all of the day.

  • Felixstowe Museum will host Jules Pretty’s reading  10.45 -11.45am.  Visitors can then enjoy some time at the Museum & around the Landguard area
  • People will be encouraged to take the Harwich Foot & Bicycle Ferry (but need to book it in advance) to Harwich at 1.30pm.
  • Redoubt Fort event 2.15-3.15pm.
  • The last ferry back to Felixstowe is at 4.10pm.     (More Salty Tales with Glenys on board.)
  • £8/£6 for each event. Joint ticket of £15/£10 for both events.
  • Tickets include entry to Felixstowe Museum and Redoubt Fort.
  • TO BOOK essexbookfestival.org.uk  Limited capacity book early
  • Ferry tickets are not included and must be booked in advance.   https://www.harwichharbourferry.com
Aug
6
Sat
40 years of Felixstowe Museum @ Felixstowe Museum
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Felixstowe Museum’s 40th Anniversary Event – let’s get this party started!

 

 

Come and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the wonderful Felixstowe Museum.

‘Get into the groove’… with an 80s disco and live music. Food (pizza, burgers) and drink (mobile bar) to purchase.

Why not come dressed for the decade as your favourite 80s icon?

All welcome. Admission free to the grounds, but normal admission charges for the Museum apply.

 

 

The museum opened its doors to the public in 1982 and, over the last 40 years, it has blossomed from a simple one-room exhibition into the award-winning Felixstowe Museum of today.  It is only fitting that we celebrate the dedication and hard work of the early volunteers as well as those of more recent times. Up until March 2021, when we appointed our first paid manager, the museum was managed and run entirely by volunteers!