What’s on

The demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

As we woke up on Friday knowing that, for many of us this is the first that we are without our Queen, our sadness should be tempered by memories of the huge contribution she made to the history of our Nation, to the Commonwealth and to the World.
 
For millions of people she has been the one constant in their lives, a beacon of what is right and example to all who want to live a life of service to their fellow man.
 
For many leaders of nations she was a wise counsel and for our own Prime Ministers was the one person to whom they had to explain their actions!
 
Her Majesty the Queen was not born to the job she was given but she made it her own. Her place in history as a great Monarch is assured.
 
We say goodbye to the second Elizabethan era and welcome Charles the Third. God save the King.
 
 

 

 

 

Fantabulous Felixstowe Museum is open!

 

There’s so much to see and do at the museum this year. Throughout the season you can revisit (or visit?) the 1980s, the decade that brought us the mullet hairstyle, shoulder pads, shell suits, leg warmers, ‘Shaddap You Face’ and ‘The Empire Strike Back’ – and also Felixstowe Museum!  We first opened our doors in 1982.

 

For more information check out this year’s new exhibition, as featured on BBC Look East:   Frankie goes to Felixstowe

 

There’s also a new trail for all the family – The Race for Space – and this will run until the end of October.  Our other special events, for children and adults alike, are listed below and to find out about our new exhibitions check out  What’s new in ’22?

 

Stop Press:   We’ve added Saturdays to the days we are open and can now offer a Weekend Joint Ticket deal with Landguard Fort.  For details, follow this link    Opening hours & admissions

 

The office continues to be open four days a week for enquiries and research.  Contact us by email or phone.

 

As usual, there are also lots of great activities on the Landguard Peninsula this year.  Look below or check out Landguard Events 2022 for a complete listing.

 

Our evening talks (held in conjunction with the Felixstowe Family History Society) have now returned to our normal venue, Broadway House in Orwell Rd, Felixstowe, meeting on the second Wednesday of the month. Be sure to check the details below as some of these may be offered by Zoom.  All welcome. 

(reviewed Sept 2022)

 

Oct
31
Sun
Hocus Pocus – Children’s Halloween Trail @ Felixstowe Museum
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Halloween fun for children at a very spooky Felixstowe Museum. 

Search for the witches’ ingredients for potion making and track down those Mangy Moggies.  Solve the clues and get a yummy reward.

NO NEED TO BOOK – just turn up.       Spooky fancy dress encouraged!

Runs on Sunday 24th October, half-term Wednesday 27th and on Halloween itself.

Children £2.00 (includes admission)  Adults £3.00

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

Mark Bathurst will speak on ‘The Medway Queen – the heroine of Dunkirk’

Paddle Steamer Medway Queen was built in Scotland in 1924, for the New Medway Steam Packet Company of Rochester. The Medway Queen is the last of the estuary paddle steamers that were built to take passengers on day trips on the Thames and Medway Estuaries, calling at locations such as Southend, Herne Bay and Margate.  At the outbreak of the Second World War she was commissioned into the Royal Navy and became a minesweeper, joining the 10th minesweeping flotilla, but she was so much more . . .

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

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

Charlie Haylock will give us his new talk ‘Charlie and The Dig’

This is a talk about his experience of coaching the actors in the nuances of the Suffolk dialect during the making of the recently released film on Netflix.

 

Bookings are required for this talk.  Email fxfhs@hotmail.com with the subject line ‘Charlie Haylock – talk’.   Please email as soon as possible as we’ve already had a good response.                       (updated 17 Nov)

Doors open at 7pm.  Come early as Mr Haylock is a very popular speaker!  

 

 

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

Gill Blanchard – behind the scenes at ‘Who do you think you are?’

In this talk, Gill relates her experiences of working on this popular programme.  She will focus on her research for and appearances on the Jonnie Peacock and Mary Berry episodes.

 

 

All welcome.  Zoom meeting – 7 for 7.30pm

 

To attend: email fxfhs@hotmail.com with “Gill Blanchard talk” in the subject line. You will be sent details of the Zoom meeting and password in due course.

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

Stuart Durrell on ‘The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’

 

Mr Durrell will speak to us about the important and valuable work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity, the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

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

Brian Nichols & Charles Wright on ‘The History of Radio Caroline’

 

Radio enthusiasts Brian Nicols and Charles Wright, whose ongoing display in the Felgate Room attracts many visitors to the museum, will take us back to the 60s as they outline the history of offshore pirate radio and Felixstowe’s part in the story.

This will be a Hybrid Zoom presentation, technical problems permitting, for those of you who can’t attend in person. If you’d like to join us by Zoom, please email fxfhs@hotmail.com as soon as possible with {March talk} in the subject box. You will receive Zoom instructions from the Family History Society in due course.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

Apr
13
Wed
The Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ Felixstowe Museum
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sorry, ALL sessions for this event are now SOLD OUT.                      NO tickets available on the door.

 

Search the Museum for the coloured eggs, then exchange them for a yummy reward. Make bunny ears and meet the giant Landguard Rabbit too!

 

 


– This event is suitable for children aged 3-10 years.

– Younger or older children may attend at parent’s 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 included in the one price.


Sorry, ALL sessions for this event are now SOLD OUT.       NO tickets available on the door.

 

Wednesday 13 April – Session 1: 1230-1400
Wednesday 13 April – Session 2: 1430-1600

Thursday 14 April – Session 1: 1230-1400
Thursday 14 April – Session 2: 1430-1600

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

Sarah Doig on ‘Beyond Hatches, Matches and Dispatches: curious tales from Suffolk parish registers.’

 

Our county’s parish registers also record tales of spires collapsing and extreme weather conditions, as well as some of the tragic and humorous circumstances in which people lived and died.  Sarah will share some of these stories with us.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

There will be a Zoom test session for members who cannot attend in person.  Please register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdO2gqTIuHtPDZgk15hb7N1NPvUwcf1e3

(Please note the time on the link should be 7.30pm not 6.30pm as stated)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Log in from 7.00pm on the evening.

 

 

 

Apr
14
Thu
The Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ Felixstowe Museum
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sorry, ALL sessions for this event are now SOLD OUT.                      NO tickets available on the door.

 

Search the Museum for the coloured eggs, then exchange them for a yummy reward. Make bunny ears and meet the giant Landguard Rabbit too!

 

 


– This event is suitable for children aged 3-10 years.

– Younger or older children may attend at parent’s 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 included in the one price.


Sorry, ALL sessions for this event are now SOLD OUT.       NO tickets available on the door.

 

Wednesday 13 April – Session 1: 1230-1400
Wednesday 13 April – Session 2: 1430-1600

Thursday 14 April – Session 1: 1230-1400
Thursday 14 April – Session 2: 1430-1600

May
4
Wed
May the 4th be with you @ Felixstowe Museum
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Race for Space:  ‘launching’ on Star Wars Day

 

Join in the fun with this new quiz trail around Felixstowe Museum. With different puzzles for kids, adults and sci-fi aficionados, the whole family can explore our Tardis-like building looking for the real and fantasy space models hidden within the exhibitions.

Watch this ‘Space’ for exciting details.

 

NO NEED TO BOOK – just turn up.   Runs through the season to ‘infinity and beyond’.

 

£1 per trail sheet plus normal admission – Children £1.00  Adults £4.00