What’s on

Fantabulous Felixstowe Museum is now closed for the winter

 

There was so much to see and do at the museum this year. Throughout the season we could 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.

 

 

The office continues to be open during the week for enquiries and research.  Contact us by email or phone to check we’re available.

 

 

Our evening talks (in conjunction with the Felixstowe Family History Society) are held at Broadway House in Orwell Rd, Felixstowe.  We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.    All welcome.

 

Be sure to check the details below as there may be an option of attending by Zoom depending on the speaker. 

 

(reviewed Nov 2022)

 

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

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

Norman Jacobs on ‘Pie ‘N’ Mash  and Prefabs.’

 

The Blitz had made many families in the East End of London homeless. One solution was to erect prefabs on fields and open spaces to give temporary accommodation to those who had been bombed out. It was in one of these ‘modern’ boxes that young Norman Jacobs grew up through the 1950s and 1960s. In a lively, detailed and humorous picture of a postwar Hackney childhood, Norman takes us back to an age of rationing, bomb sites, street markets, colourful characters and camaraderie. And in reminiscing about stodgy school food, jumpers for goalposts, Listen with Mother, greyhound racing, pie ‘n’ mash, holiday camps, and the advent of American-style burger bars, he provides a glimpse into a way of life that has vanished for ever. Set against a backdrop of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy, funny, poignant and sometimes sad, Norman’s is a story full of innocence and happiness that will take you back to the best of times – the days we thought would never end.   

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

May
28
Sat
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – May 29 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


May
29
Sun
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
1
Wed
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com

 

 


Jun
2
Thu
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

 

Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge

 Part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Landguard

 

 

Come and help Her Majesty find the missing royal corgis around Felixstowe Museum and/or Landguard Fort. There are two separate trails to enjoy, explore one or both.

 

Do both trails to enter our prize draw after the event and you could win one of the ten corgis.

 

Fun for all the family – and you might also spot some familiar royal faces on the trails getting into the Jubilee spirit.

 

Museum Trail open Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 June, 1200-1700.

Fort Trail open Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, 1000-1700.

Normal admission charges for the Fort and Museum apply, plus £3.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at one of the ticket offices on arrival.

Museum: 01394 674355   www.felixstowemuseum.org                                                Fort: 01394 675900   www.landguard.com