What a busy open season we had in 2019 with something for everyone. There were new exhibitions to view as well as the Children’s Activities area to enjoy, with dressing-up proving to be very popular with children and adults alike. Our season closed with the fun Spooky Day event on Saturday October 26th.
The museum is now closed to the public although our volunteers will continue to work through the winter. Contact us by email or leave a message on the answerphone.
Last year’s visitors enjoyed:
Step back to the ‘60s
The days of pirate radio
RNXS 25 – telling the story of the Felixstowe Unit from its inauguration in 1962
Children’s activity area (new)
Commemoration of the local peace celebrations in 1919
Updated – the story of the local men in 67th Medium Rgt RA (TA)
Our evening talks programme will continue through the winter and spring.
These informative and entertaining monthly meetings are held at Broadway House (Orwell Road) in conjunction with Felixstowe Family History Society. See below for details.
‘The Kindertransport Story’ as told by Elly Crichton Stuart
(a pop-up event in the Felixstowe Book Festival 2019)
80 years ago, in 1939, 10,000 children travelled by train from Germany to Harwich. They were adopted by families from around the UK and became known as the ‘Kindertransport’.
Storyteller Elly Crichton Stuart shares a story of two children, who left their home in Düsseldorf just before the outbreak of WW2, to travel across Germany and Holland to arrive in safety in Harwich. Their parents paid £50 per child and waved them goodbye at the station, never to see them again.
After the event there will be an optional excursion on the Felixstowe to Harwich Ferry with Elly to hear more stories. Ferry tickets £9. Museum admission tickets will be valid for the whole day.
Geoffrey Robinson speaking on ‘Misery and Misfortune – Sudden Deaths in Suffolk 1800-1850’.
All welcome. Doors open at 7pm
FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM DINO TRAIL
Join in the Summer fun, with the quiz trail around Felixstowe Museum.
Search for the dinosaurs inside the museum, solve the clues and get a yummy reward.
Also some dino activities to enjoy too! NO NEED TO BOOK – just turn up.
Runs every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (31 July to 1 September).
Children £3.00. Adults £2.00.
Great fun on a wet Summer’s day!
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.
As part of Heritage Open Days Felixstowe Museum will be open to the public free of charge for this day only.
Learn about your local history and heritage, and how you can volunteer too.
Last admission to the museum: 1630 hrs.
Jane A Stone tells us about her ‘Life as a Harwich Pilot’
All welcome. Doors open at 7pm
A fun-packed afternoon of gentle chills and thrills!
– Spooky magic show with Steff and Nonsense.
– Spooky crafts and colouring-in.
– Spooky quiz trails around the museum.
– See the museum decorated spooky-style with plenty of surprises and treats.
– Come in fancy dress… with prizes to be won!
Please note: the spooky magic shows will run from 1230-1315 and 1400-1445. On arrival attendees will be given a coloured sticker to indicate which show they are attending.
This event is suitable for children aged 2-12 years.
– Younger or older children may attend at a parent’s discretion.
– Children aged one and under free.
– All children must be accompanied by an adult.
– All activities included in the one price.
SORRY – NOW SOLD OUT!
Disclaimer – please read this information carefully
– Attendance is at your own risk.
– Children may come in fancy dress.
– Although we have done everything to ensure your safety whilst attending this event, historic properties can be hazardous so please take care and ensure children in your care are supervised at all times.
– Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring children in their care are not exposed to experiences that are upsetting or harmful to the child.
There are no refunds for persons wishing to cancel or leave the event early.