What’s on

The museum is now open for the season. Come along and see the changes we made over the winter!

 

Highlights include:

  • Step back to the ‘60s

  • The days of pirate radio

  • RNXS25 – telling the story of the Felixstowe Unit from its inauguration in 1962

  • Children’s activity corner (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 continues throughout the year with a break for August and September. These informative monthly meetings are held at Broadway House (Orwell Road) in conjunction with Felixstowe Family History Society. See below for details.

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

‘Show and tell’ – an informal get-together for members and guests

 

Bring an item of interest and share its story.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Jane Bradburn speaking on ‘Capture and Escape in WW2’.

The story of the local men who served in 67th Medium Regiment.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Stuart Hines speaking on ‘The Long Shop Museum: Past, Present and Future’.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Sarah Doig speaking on ‘Daniel Defoe’s tour of the Eastern Counties in 1722’.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

Apr
17
Wed
THE GREAT FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM EASTER EGG HUNT @ FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM
Apr 17 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

THE GREAT FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM EASTER EGG HUNT


 

Come and join the fun Easter Egg Hunt.

Search the museum for the coloured eggs then exchange them for a yummy reward!

There are also fun Easter crafts to make too.

 

This event is suitable for children aged 3-10 years. Younger or older children may participate at parents discretion, but please allow the recommended age group to enjoy the hunt.

 

   There is a maximum of 30 children per session.  

   All children must be accompanied by an adult.

   All activities are included in the price.  

 

 

You can choose between two sessions. Each session includes the hunt and Easter crafts. BOOK TICKETS ONLINE NOW.

Session 1: 1230-1400

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-felixstowe-museum-easter-egg-hunt-session-1-1230-1400-tickets-56191634692

Session 2: 1430-1600

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-felixstowe-museum-easter-egg-hunt-session-2-1430-1600-tickets-56192390954

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

Kate Cole speaking on ‘From Rural Suffolk & Essex to the Battle of the Somme’.

This is the story of a local nurse in the Great War.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Adrian Philips speaking on ‘From a fort to a chateau: the domestic architecture of the abdication crisis’.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

Jun
21
Fri
SUFFOLK DAY @ Landguard @ Felixstowe Museum
Jun 21 @ 11:55 am – 12:10 pm

Landguard Peninsula celebrates Suffolk Day @ noon

At noon, the Mayor of Felixstowe will raise the Suffolk flag at Felixstowe Museum, accompanied by musket firing from Landguard Fort.   All welcome in the museum grounds.

In addition, Felixstowe Museum will open especially for the day.  Normal admission charges to the museum apply.

Jun
30
Sun
The Kindertransport Story @ Felixstowe Museum
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘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.

 

https://felixstowebookfestival.co.uk/events/pu6

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

Geoffrey Robinson speaking on ‘Misery and Misfortune – Sudden Deaths in Suffolk 1800-1850’.

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm