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)

 

Jun
26
Sun
Festival of the Sea – Sea Sagas of the North @ Felixstowe Museum and beyond
Jun 26 @ 10:45 am – 4:15 pm

 

Felixstowe Book Festival and Essex Book Festival are teaming up for a special celebration of the publication of writer and environmentalist Jules Pretty’s latest book:     Sea Sagas of the North: Travels and Tales of Warming Waters.

 

Join us for a story-telling journey through history that reconnects Nature with ancient heritages.  For details see below or Sea Sagas & Salty Tales Essex/Felixstowe Book Festival

 

The day begins at Felixstowe Museum, then sets sail via the Foot and Bicycle Ferry from Felixstowe to Harwich Quay – replete with Salty Tales from award-winning storyteller Glenys Newton – before concluding at The Redoubt Fort. Audiences are invited to join us for part or all of the day.

  • Felixstowe Museum will host Jules Pretty’s reading  10.45 -11.45am.  Visitors can then enjoy some time at the Museum & around the Landguard area
  • People will be encouraged to take the Harwich Foot & Bicycle Ferry (but need to book it in advance) to Harwich at 1.30pm.
  • Redoubt Fort event 2.15-3.15pm.
  • The last ferry back to Felixstowe is at 4.10pm.     (More Salty Tales with Glenys on board.)
  • £8/£6 for each event. Joint ticket of £15/£10 for both events.
  • Tickets include entry to Felixstowe Museum and Redoubt Fort.
  • TO BOOK essexbookfestival.org.uk  Limited capacity book early
  • Ferry tickets are not included and must be booked in advance.   https://www.harwichharbourferry.com
Jul
13
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bill Tancred MBE on ‘My Life in International Athletics & the many Personalities Met’

 

Bill is a Professor of Sports and Exercise Science and competed in two Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and three European Championships. He has written several books and has given talks worldwide as an invited speaker. He is a Felixstowe resident and grew up in the town.

 

Come along and hear our local Olympian speak about his “Wonderful Life” in athletics.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.

Aug
6
Sat
40 years of Felixstowe Museum @ Felixstowe Museum
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Felixstowe Museum’s 40th Anniversary Event – let’s get this party started!

 

 

Come and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the wonderful Felixstowe Museum.

‘Get into the groove’… with an 80s disco and live music. Food (pizza, burgers) and drink (mobile bar) to purchase.

Why not come dressed for the decade as your favourite 80s icon?

All welcome. Admission free to the grounds, but normal admission charges for the Museum apply.

 

 

The museum opened its doors to the public in 1982 and, over the last 40 years, it has blossomed from a simple one-room exhibition into the award-winning Felixstowe Museum of today.  It is only fitting that we celebrate the dedication and hard work of the early volunteers as well as those of more recent times. Up until March 2021, when we appointed our first paid manager, the museum was managed and run entirely by volunteers!

Aug
14
Sun
SVEC Classic Car Day @ Felixstowe Museum
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Once again members of the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club will bring their fantastic pre-1948 vehicles to display in the grounds of the museum. 

Come along and enjoy these glorious vehicles and chat to their owners.

Light refreshments available.  Admission to the grounds – Free    

Normal admission charges for the museum.

Sep
14
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The planned talk by Chris Broom has been cancelled

 

Following the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, and in recognition of the need for a time for reflection, the FFHS committee has decided to cancel this week’s September speaker meeting.

 

Oct
1
Sat
Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum

 

Halloween Fun at Felixstowe MuseumJoin in the fun with two Halloween children’s trails to discover:

 

   ‘Black Cat Hunt’ – tell us what each cat is doing for the spooky season.
   ‘Skeleton Trail’ – help find the skeleton’s bones hidden around the Museum.

 

Also on Saturdays 22, 29 and Sundays 23, 30 October, the Museum will be decorated spooky-style too!

No need to book. Just turn up.

Runs on usual Museum opening days in October.

Normal admission charges for the Museum apply, plus £1.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at the ticket office on arrival.

 


Oct
2
Sun
Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm

Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum

 

Halloween Fun at Felixstowe MuseumJoin in the fun with two Halloween children’s trails to discover:

 

   ‘Black Cat Hunt’ – tell us what each cat is doing for the spooky season.
   ‘Skeleton Trail’ – help find the skeleton’s bones hidden around the Museum.

 

Also on Saturdays 22, 29 and Sundays 23, 30 October, the Museum will be decorated spooky-style too!

No need to book. Just turn up.

Runs on usual Museum opening days in October.

Normal admission charges for the Museum apply, plus £1.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at the ticket office on arrival.

 


Oct
8
Sat
Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm

Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum

 

Halloween Fun at Felixstowe MuseumJoin in the fun with two Halloween children’s trails to discover:

 

   ‘Black Cat Hunt’ – tell us what each cat is doing for the spooky season.
   ‘Skeleton Trail’ – help find the skeleton’s bones hidden around the Museum.

 

Also on Saturdays 22, 29 and Sundays 23, 30 October, the Museum will be decorated spooky-style too!

No need to book. Just turn up.

Runs on usual Museum opening days in October.

Normal admission charges for the Museum apply, plus £1.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at the ticket office on arrival.

 


Oct
9
Sun
Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm

Halloween Fun @ Felixstowe Museum

 

Halloween Fun at Felixstowe MuseumJoin in the fun with two Halloween children’s trails to discover:

 

   ‘Black Cat Hunt’ – tell us what each cat is doing for the spooky season.
   ‘Skeleton Trail’ – help find the skeleton’s bones hidden around the Museum.

 

Also on Saturdays 22, 29 and Sundays 23, 30 October, the Museum will be decorated spooky-style too!

No need to book. Just turn up.

Runs on usual Museum opening days in October.

Normal admission charges for the Museum apply, plus £1.00 for a trail sheet – purchased at the ticket office on arrival.

 


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

Geoffrey Kay on: ‘The Crystal Palace and the Great 1851 Exhibition’

 

An illustrated talk telling the amazing story of the building, what was displayed and the people who organised the world’s first international exhibition.

 

It may also be possible to join this meeting by Zoom – watch this space.

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.