Although we haven’t been in a position to re-open the museum to the public this season, there has been activity behind the scenes, following the current guidelines of course!
We have received some interesting enquiries from researchers and family history enthusiasts which we endeavour to answer using our archives and sources. These have ranged from finding out more about accommodation in Felixstowe for the Jewish refugee children who arrived just before the Second World War on the Kindertransport, to being asked to assist with a PhD study on the Mary Tins, Princess Mary’s 1914 Christmas Gift to Soldiers and Sailors serving in the First World War.
There have been several new acquisitions of local interest, kindly donated by the public. One is on show in our small temporary exhibition housed in one of the rooms at Landguard Fort. We are grateful to their management for offering us this space.
Felixstowe Museum has always taken part in the national Heritage Open Days scheme. Sadly, this year it will have to be different but we plan to bring something of the museum to the public via our website and on our Facebook page. Watch out for this between 11 and 20 September.