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)

 

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.

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’.