What's Happening at Fleetwood Museum

What's Happening at Fleetwood Museum

Find out what’s Happening at Fleetwood Museum. Enjoy events, walks and talks plus children’s crafts, community projects, coffee mornings and much more throughout the year.

Check out the Events Calendar for what’s on at the Museum and elsewhere on the Fylde Coast.

Fleetwood Museum reopened on 14 April 2017 following successful negotiations to keep the museum open. Please show your support for your local Museum.

Volunteers needed for Fleetwood Museum

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Are you looking for something to do for a spare few hours each week? Why not join the friendly group of volunteers?

Volunteers are essential to the running of the museum. They look after the main front-of-house areas: the cafe, reception and galleries.
Half day slots are available, from 10.30am – 1.15pm  or 1.15pm – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.  Also Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays.

No previous experience is needed – training is offered to support the volunteer’s role and social occasions to enhance it. All you need is an interest in the history of Fleetwood and a friendly attitude.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact Sue Porter on 01253 873824 to arrange a meeting. And please mention that you saw it on Visit Fleetwood!

Opening Hours at Fleetwood Museum:

Reopens 16 April until 30 November 2019

Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am – 4pm
Plus Bank Holiday Weekends

During the winter months Fleetwood Museum still welcomes visiting groups. Please contact Fleetwood Museum on 01253 876621 (and please say that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)

Fleetwood Museum Talks and Walks

The museum Coffee House will be open.  Talks are held in a first-floor room with stair access.

  • Wednesday April 3rd  at 2pm
    Talk –  Frederick Kemp and Xenon Vantini  – Victorian opportunists in Fleetwood, by Dick Gillingham.
  • Wednesday 17th April 1.30pm from Fleetwood Museum
    Walk – Fleetwood’s Early History 1835 – 47. Led by Dick Gillingham
  • Wednesday 1st May  at 2pm
    Talk,  My Norwegian Connection. By Wendy Slattery
  • Wednesday 22nd May  1.30pm from the Museum
    Walk – History of the Port of Fleetwood. Led by Dick Gillingham

Friends of Fleetwood Museum Coffee mornings

Last Wednesday of each month – 24th April,  29th May, 26th June from 10am  –  11am

Fleetwood Museum Book Sale

In the small house next to the Museum, browse through hundreds of books, all subjects. Priced at ONLY 50p each

From Tuesday 2nd April 2019 the book sale is open daily from Tuesday – Friday between 10.30 – 15.30.  The museum opens on 16 April and from then it will also be open on a Saturday – same hours and Bank holiday weekends.

Hundreds of books to choose from – on all subjects – and all at only 50p each. Looking for a specific book? Leave your details and the volunteers will look out for it.

Book sales in the Dolls House at Fleetwood Museum
Book sales in the Dolls House at Fleetwood Museum

Songs in the Museum

The last Friday afternoon of each month from 1 – 3pm.

Come along to listen to the music, clap your hands and tap your feet. Bring your own musical instrument to join in if you like!

Fleetwood in Bloom Poppy Remembrance

In 2018, Fleetwood Museum asked residents to paint a poppy in memory of a loved one lost at sea, at war or a family member who was seagoing. It’s part of Fleetwood Town Councils In Bloom project to turn 10,000 plastic bottles into a sea of Remembrance for the anniversary of WW1.

Call into the Museum to see the finished installation on display in the Harriet boat shed.

Making 10,000 recycled plastic poppies for Fleetwood in Bloom. What's Happening at Fleetwood Museum
Making 10,000 recycled plastic poppies for Fleetwood in Bloom. What’s Happening at Fleetwood Museum

What’s happening at Fleetwood Museum – Book Sales

During the season, Fleetwood Museum Trust hold a book sale from 10.30 to 15.30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the small house next to the Museum on Queen’s Terrace.

What's Happening at Fleetwood Museum - book sales in the Doll's House
What’s Happening at Fleetwood Museum – book sales in the Doll’s House

There’s a good choice of fiction and non-fiction books to choose from at very reasonable prices.

Non-Fiction includes a wonderful, large collection of specialist WINE books and MILITARY HISTORY, especially WWII.

If anyone has any books to donate they are always needed, please! They may be left in reception at the Museum on any opening day during the season.

Visit the Fleetwood Museum Shop

Why don’t you pop into the Fleetwood Museum shop?

What's Happening at Fleetwood Museum - visit the Gift Shop, there's no need to pay to go in
What’s Happening at Fleetwood Museum – visit the Gift Shop, there’s no need to pay to go in

Entry is FREE and there are lots of unique, local treasures to find in there. So if you’re looking for an unusual gift or stocking filler you’re sure to find something. Plus – all proceeds go to supporting the Museum.

The museum shop is free to visit at any time, so pop-in and have a look at our fantastic range of children’s toys, from just 50p. Books, including local history, framed prints of old Fleetwood scenes and gifts also available. Card payments accepted.

Opening hours Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30 to close at 3.30pm, during the open season.

What’s happening at Fleetwood Museum – Friends Coffee Morning

Join the lovely volunteers and enjoy their delicious home made cakes at the ‘Friends’ coffee morning.

It’s a chance to meet and chat, all newcomers made welcome. Enjoy a lovely coffee and some beautiful cakes in the coffee shop at the Museum.

  • On the last Wednesday of the month from 10am – 11am

No tickets required for coffee mornings, just come along! It’s also a good chance to catch up and find out what’s happening at Fleetwood Museum.

What's Happening at Fleetwood Museum - monthly coffee mornings
What’s Happening at Fleetwood Museum – monthly coffee mornings

What’s happening at Fleetwood Museum – Talks

On a variety of local subjects, given by fascinating and knowledgeable local historians these are not to be missed!

Please note that the talks take place on the first floor – people with mobility problems may find the stairs difficult. Donations towards costs of these are very welcome. All talks start at 2pm. Queries to the Museum on 01253 876621.

What’s happening at Fleetwood Museum – Craft Activities

FREE sessions for Primary aged children aged 4-11 years during school holidays.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays in the school holidays.
  • Two sessions: 11.30-12.30 or 1.30-2.30pm

Call 01253 876621 to book a place. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Join Fleetwood Museum Trust and Friends on Facebook here

Tram Sunday 2018 Photos, what's happening at Fleetwood Museum.

  • Open on special Sundays (Tram Sunday (above), Folk Festival, Heritage Open Days)
  • Museum admission is Adults £3, Concessions £2 and accompanied children free of charge.
  • You can use the Coffee House and Museum Shop without paying for Museum entry.
  • Party bookings welcome, with or without catering, during the day or in the evenings – please contact us for details.

Museum Enquiries 01253 876621

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