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)

 

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

Memorabilia and Munchies

A social evening with Felixstowe Family History Society.  Bring along your own family ‘treasures’ and share the story with others.

Members only evening.  Doors open at 7pm.

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

Andy Parker will speak on ‘The History of the Ownership of the River Orwell’

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Unfortunately this meeting is NOW CANCELLED due to illness.

We hope to reschedule Gill Blanchard’s talk    ‘Behind the scenes of Who do You Think You Are?’  towards the end of the year.

 

Aug
31
Mon
Volunteer Open Day @ Felixstowe Museum @ Felixstowe Museum
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We will be holding an open day for potential volunteers on Saturday 8 May from 1000 – 1400 so come along and find out more about what we can offer.  If you are interested in attending, we would love to hear from you, preferably in advance of the day to help planning.

Please contact Andy Calver on 07813 037022 or email felmuseum@btopenworld.com

We shall, of course, be following COVID19 guidelines.

 

Apr
14
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Zoom meeting
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mark Mitchels on ‘A History of the Suffolk Landscape’

For many people the Suffolk landscape is the landscape of England – passed down to us through the paintings of John Constable. But the Stour he painted has lock gates, a sure sign of Man’s intervention! This illustrated talk will examine the changes which have occurred in Suffolk across the centuries and show the ways in which they have left their mark on the county today.

All members welcome to this Zoom meeting.  Please register with Steve Deacon by emailing fxfhs@hotmail.com with the subject header ‘Zoom Registrations’.

 

May
8
Sat
Volunteer Open Day @ Felixstowe Museum @ Felixstowe Museum
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We will be holding an open day for potential volunteers on Saturday 8 May from 1000 – 1400 so come along and find out more about what we can offer.  If you are interested in attending, we would love to hear from you, preferably in advance of the day to help planning.

Please contact Andy Calver on 07813 037022 or email felmuseum@btopenworld.com

We shall, of course, be following COVID19 guidelines.

 

May
12
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Zoom meeting
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cathy Shelbourne on ‘The Mayflower’

Celebrating the 400th anniversary (1620-2020) of this famous ship and its ‘sinners and strangers’ that sailed to the New World in search of a new life. It is claimed that 25m Americans are descended from these pioneers. She will also be talking about Mayflower 3, an autonomous ship, which will be leaving Plymouth on 19th April this year for Plymouth, MA.

All members welcome to this Zoom meeting.  Please register with Steve Deacon by emailing fxfhs@hotmail.com with the subject header ‘Zoom Registrations’.

 

Jun
9
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Zoom meeting
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 fxfhs@hotmail.com with the subject header ‘Zoom Registrations’.

 

Jul
14
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Zoom meeting
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Joe Startin on ‘The Anglo Saxon Ship’

 

Developing on the Sutton Hoo story, the King’s ship will be resurrected to its full 90 ft length in The Longshed, Woodbridge. From there it will slip once more into the King’s River to grace the waters and tides again, reconnecting our Anglo-Saxon maritime heritage with a modern-day sense of discovery. Zoom in and find out more.

 

All members welcome to this interesting Zoom meeting.  Please register with Steve Deacon by emailing fxfhs@hotmail.com with the subject header ‘Zoom Registrations’.   

Non members may attend on payment of £3 – please contact Steve Deacon for arrangements.

 

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!