Exhibitions and Events



Fleetwood’s Early Years

‘Fleetwood’s Early Years’ celebrates various contemporary artworks depicting the development of a seaside resort and a port at Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood’s new town-FLEETWOOD-on-WYRE.

Some of the paintings on display are by well known artists, such as G.W. Herdman, Sir George Hayter and Frances English. The exhibition also includes many contemporary photographs (copy prints for sale), memories and other literature – an exciting glimpse of life in Fleetwood’s early years.

Free craft activities at Fleetwood Museum

This summer we are running some fantastic free craft sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4-11 year olds.

Sessions are at 11:30-12:30 and 13:30-14:30.

Please book in advance by calling 01253 876621.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Craft Activities July - August 2018


Thursday 26th July - up-CYCLED FEEDERS
- craft a bird feast!

Tuesday 31st July - 'PIRATE MAPS'
Make a fantasy treasure map and take home a spare sheet to create your personal map for buried treasure.

Thursday 2nd August - PIRATE FOR A DAY
Craft your own Pirate Bandana and patch and leave with a full beard! 'Shiver yer timbers'

Tuesday 7th August - PEG PEOPLE
Come along and make your own peg person/people. Then learn how to sing about them in French

Thursday 9th August - PEG PEOPLE
Come along and make your own peg person/people. Then learn how to sing about them in French with our resident Mademoiselle

Tuesday 14th August - CRAZY CRAB PAPER WEIGHTS
Make your own crazy Crab as a desk buddy to keep your notes safe - Then learn how to sing about them in French with our resident Mademoiselle

Thursday 16th August - YOU SHALL HAVE A FISHY
Make your own fishing game then learn some French songs with our resident Mademoiselle

Tuesday 21st Aug - THaumatropes
Use our special Victorian cut outs to make a twirling magical picture. Then design your own

Thursday 23rd Aug - JUMPING FROG GAME
Learn Japanese paper folding to make your frogs - paint their target and your game is ready to go!

Tuesday 28th August - Sea scapes
Create your own underwater collage to hang at home

Thursday 30th August - Sea scapes
Create your own underwater collage to hang at home


Fleetwood Museum Talks Programme 2018

Wednesday afternoons at 14.00. Free street parking available. The museum Coffee House will be open from 10.30am-2.30pm.

Wednesday March 21st Lancashire Suffrage Movement by Jennifer Ray

Wednesday April 4th Harriet- Fleetwood’s Historic Vessel by John Baker

Wednesday May 2nd Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood €“outline of the life of Fleetwood’s founder, by Dick Gillingham

Wednesday June 6th Cleveleys Cottage Exhibition 1906 by David Evans

Wednesday July 4th Blackpool’s Street of Theatres-Church Street by Barry Band

Wednesday August 1st More Dockland Days in Fleetwood by David Pearce

Wednesday 5th September A Fishing Trip from Fleetwood c.1920’s by Dick Gillingham & Dave Pearce

Wednesday October 3rd North West Seaside Resorts by Dr Mike Winstanley

Wednesday November 7th World War One- Commemoration in Memorials by Andy Stevens

Heritage Walks Programme 2018

Wednesday 16th May, Trawlertown Memories- from museum at 13.00

Wednesday 18th April, Fleetwood’s Founding Fathers-from museum at 13.30

Tuesday 12th, June, Flicks, Glitter, Greasepaint and the Roar of the Crowd-from museum at 13.30

Tuesday 17th July, Fleetwood as a Barracks Town-from museum at 13.00 or join us at 14.00 at the cemetery

Wednesday 22nd August, Rossall, the Birthplace of Fleetwood- from Rossall Observation Tower at 13.30

Friday 14th September, History of Fleetwood Memorial Park- from Memorial Park at 10.30

Wednesday 26th September, Decimus Burton Commemoration Day-from museum at 13.00

The walks are fundraisers for the Museum-donations very welcome.

Friends of Fleetwood Museum Events

Annual membership of the Friends is £6 per person and entitles you to free entry to the museum all season. Tickets for events will be available from Museum reception around 6 weeks before an event is due to take place. Coffee Mornings: A chance to meet and chat, all newcomers made welcome. Enjoy a lovely coffee and some beautiful cakes! On Wednesdays 10.15 am-11.30am: 31st January, 28th February, 28th March, 25th April, 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, 29th August, 26th September, 31st October & 28th November (no Coffee Morning in December). No tickets required for coffee mornings, just come along and join us!

Friend’s Annual Dinner. Tickets approximately £20 for three course meal with coffee on 25th January 2018.

Friends Events:

St Patrick’s Day event on Friday 16th March, in Fleetwood Bowling Club 7.30pm start. Our first attempt to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, last year, was a huge success. Ticket price this year is the same as last at £8.00 each which includes hot-pot. Our entertainment again will be ‘Thistle’, plus limericks, quizzes etc. If you are good at Irish dancing let us know!!

Coach trip to Terracotta Army Exhibition & Liverpool on Monday 16th April to see the Terracotta Army exhibition in Liverpool. Leaving the Museum at 9am, with the usual pickups – Broadway, Cleveleys, 4 Lane Ends & River Wyre Hotel, hopefully to arrive in Liverpool around 11am.

Free time before assembling for the tour of the exhibition at 1pm, then free time afterwards before the coach picks up for the return journey. Ticket price, including admission to the Terracotta exhibition and coach travel is £22.50. This trip is proving popular and so don’t leave it too late to decide.

23 April – St George€™s Day Afternoon Tea, quiz and poetry reading

Please contact 01253 873824 for further details on Friends events from January -April 2018.





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