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Museum prepares to reopen

The fascinating Felixstowe Museum situated on the Landguard Peninsula may be currently closed for the winter, but behind the scenes, a band of dedicated hard-working volunteers are undertaking repairs, maintenance and developing new room displays and exhibitions for the upcoming 2017 season.

Reopening at Easter on Wednesday 12th April, with a giant ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ event for children, the Museum will have a new 60’s corner of memorabilia and a commemoration of the centenary of the WWI bombing of Felixstowe in 1917. There is also an excellent new model on display – a Fred Olsen ferry ‘MS Bayard’ built in 1975. Children will enjoy the resident ‘Owl Trail’ with the crafty birds re-nesting in new locations for this year.

Events for 2017, alongside the Easter event, include a Book Sale (30th Apr and 1st May); a Cartoons and Comics Trail for the summer holidays; the annual Classic Car Display (13th August); and the hugely popular Landguard Spooky Day (28th October).

If you have any items of 1960’s or 1970’s memorabilia that you would like to donate, or you fancy volunteering at the Museum, then please get in touch on 01394 674355 or email felmuseum@btopenworld.com

2017 opening times are Wednesday 12th April; Sunday 16th April to Sunday 29th October, every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, plus Wednesday 31st May, then every Wednesday from June to the end of September, and every Thursday during August, 1200-1700 (last entry at 1630). Adults £2.00. Children (5 to 16 years) 50p. Children (under 5 years) free. Please note: prices may be different for special events.

Further information on 01394 674355 or visit www.felixstowemuseum.org

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