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.

Fleetwood Museum reopened on 14 April 2017 following successful negotiations to keep the museum open.

Please show your support for your local Museum.

Opening Hours at Fleetwood Museum:

Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am – 4pm
Bank Holiday Weekends
Until 3.30pm on Thursday 30 November 2018

Fleetwood in Bloom Poppy Remembrance

This year 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.

Bottle poppies with Fleetwood In Bloom, what's happening at Fleetwood Museum.

Volunteers needed for Fleetwood Museum

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

We have vacancies in the coffee house, the museum galleries and on Tuesday afternoon (+ occasional Bank Holiday weekend shift) for our popular fundraising secondhand Book Sale.

No experience is required as we offer training to support the volunteer’s role and social occasions to enhance it. All that you need is an interest in the history of Fleetwood and a friendly attitude.

For more information, please call Sue Porter 01253 873824 – and please mention that you saw it on Visit Fleetwood!

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.

Book sales in the Dolls House, what's happening at Fleetwood Museum.

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?

Fleetwood Museum shop, what's happening at Fleetwood Museum.

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 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: 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 31 October, 28 November 2018

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.

Friends of Fleetwood Museum coffee morning volunteers, what's happening at Fleetwood Museum.

What’s happening at Fleetwood Museum – Illustrated Talks in 2018

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 876621.

  • Weds 1 Aug – More Dockland Days in Fleetwood – by David Pearce
  • Weds 5 Sept – A Fishing Trip from Fleetwood c 1920’s – by Dick Gillingham and Dave Pearce
  • Weds 3 Oct – North West Seaside Resorts – by Dr Mike Winstanley
  • Weds 7 Nov – World War One, Commemoration in Memorials – by Andy Stevens

What’s happening at Fleetwood Museum – Guided Heritage Walks 2018

Walks are led by Dick Gillingham, local historian, and last around two hours.

Donations are requested for these (around £2 per person please) and follow a variety of routes around the historic town of Fleetwood.

  • Tues 17 July – Fleetwood as a Barracks Town – sets off from the Museum, at 1pm, or join us at the cemetery at 2pm
  • Weds 22 Aug – Rossall, the Birthplace of Fleetwood – sets off from Rossall Observation Tower at 1.30pm
  • Fri 14 Sept – History of Fleetwood Memorial Park – from Memorial Park at 10.30am
  • Weds 26 Sept – Decimus Burton Commemoration Day – leave the Museum at 1pm

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 every school holiday.
Two sessions: 11.30-12.30 or 1.30-2.30pm

what's happening at Fleetwood Museum.
What’s happening at Fleetwood Museum – craft events for children.

Sessions on:
24, 26 & 31 July
2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 August
plus 23 & 25 October

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

Join In

Join Fleetwood Museum Trust and Friends on Facebook here

Opening Hours at Fleetwood Museum:

Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am – 4pm
Bank Holiday Weekends
Until 30 November 2018

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

  • Plus 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.
  • We can cater for party bookings, with or without catering, during the day or in the evenings – please contact us for details.

Museum Enquiries 01253 876621

Find out More

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