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 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.

 

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 July 2022)

 

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.

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.  

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

Richard Symes on: ‘Turbulence to Tranquility, The History of Dunwich Heath’

 

An illustrated talk about the extraordinary tales of people and events from the 18th Century until today. 

How the Heath has changed: from the days of smuggling to Coastguards then on to the dramatic events during WW1 and WW2.

The Heath was certainly not always the quiet and peaceful place that it is today!

 

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

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.  

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

Pip Wright on ‘Exploring Suffolk by Bus Pass’

(tbc as this was postponed from July.  Pip will confirm the subject of his talk later in the year)

 

There are few corners of Suffolk (and neighbouring counties) that can’t be reached by bus. Those of us fortunate enough to have our bus-pass can use it to plan expeditions and days out.

This talk, liberally illustrated with Suffolk views, shows how you can do it.

 

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

 

 

All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.