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)

 

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

Jul
31
Wed
FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM DINO TRAIL @ FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 4:30 pm

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!

01394 674355

Sep
15
Sun
HERITAGE OPEN DAY @ Felixstowe Museum
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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

Jane A Stone tells us about her ‘Life as a Harwich Pilot’

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

Oct
26
Sat
LANDGUARD SPOOKY DAY AT FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM @ FELIXSTOWE MUSEUM
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

 

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

Jane Bradburn will speak on ‘Memories of WW2 in Kirton’

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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

Julian P Foynes will speak on ‘Felixstowe 1939-45: the untold stories’

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm

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.