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)
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.
‘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!
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.