What’s on

 

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.  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.

 

Also coming up this season: 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 May 2022)

 

Jun
3
Fri
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 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
4
Sat
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 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
5
Sun
Woof! The Great Landguard Corgi Challenge @ Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Fort
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 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
8
Wed
EVENING TALKS PROGRAMME @ Broadway House
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bridget Hanley on ‘Unpacking the Hold’

 

Join Bridget Hanley, Senior Archivist at Suffolk Archives who will talk about their new Archives and Heritage Centre called The Hold on the Ipswich Waterfront.  After exploring a little into the concept, architectural and environmental design, construction and journey to opening, she will discuss the historical interpretation throughout the building and the hopes to engage more people than ever in Suffolk’s archival heritage.

Bridget will also showcase the types of material The Hold allows them to store, collect and preserve for posterity including some local Felixstowe examples.

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

 

 

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm. 

 

 

Jun
18
Sat
Festival of the Sea Event @ Landguard Peninsula
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm

Festival of the Sea Celebrations

 

Come and join in a celebration of our area’s great Maritime Heritage although you’re warned that Pirates will be occupying Landguard and creating their usual mayhem.    The weekend is sure to go with a bang!

On Saturday 18th June, watch the colourful Parade of Boats in the River Orwell from 14.00 – 16.00 approx.  (bring your binoculars and ear defenders!)

Details of other events to follow.    Check out VisitFelixstoweFestivaloftheSea

 


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 – 5:00 pm

Felixstowe Museum’s 40th Anniversary Event

 

A special event to celebrate a very special anniversary. Details to follow.

 

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

Chris Broom on ‘Humour in Genealogy’

 

Chris is a qualified genealogist and, as such, fully appreciates the advantages of scrutinising original documents. These he will outline to us as he uses a number of light-hearted examples from what is generally thought of as the serious world of parish records, wills, reports and Court records.

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

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.

The talk will be preceded by the brief AGM of FFHS.