Felixstowe Museum is pleased to announce that it is reopening on Sunday 30th May as a COVID secure venue.
Furthermore, with funding assistance from local Councillors Andy Calver has been appointed as the Curator and Manager to help progress the museum’s ambitious forward plan. They will launch with a new display focussing on Felixstowe railway stations – did you know there was a pier station? There will be model trains running and many new exhibits out on display for the first time. The Museum will also become an activity destination for the Suffolk Children’s University.
New curator Andy Calver (pictured left) & the exterior of Felixstowe Museum (pictured right)
Andy says ‘Looking to continue to move forward, I am proud that the Trustees have put their faith in me. My priority is to help grow our volunteer support to improve the museum’s resilience so we can open again and hopefully, open more often in the future. Felixstowe Museum shows what a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers can achieve. It is a fantastic community facility featuring fourteen fascinating rooms of fun; from flying boats to funfairs, ferries to freighters, flora, fauna, fossils and fabulous facts – Felixstowe Museum is fantabulous family fun’.
Andy is leading a drive to encourage more people of all ages to engage first-hand with the museum and its collection through volunteering. ‘If you fancy forging fresh friendships, finding fulfilment or are fond of facts, why not come and join us as a volunteer. We can learn from each other, you can get work experience to add to your CV, or just get out and have fun – we can’t promise fame or fortune, but we can offer you a fresh focus, a first-hand front of house experience and did I mention fantastic fabulous fun!’