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.

Arts & Craft Activities-for ages 4-11

Tuesdays & Thursdays (during school holidays) 11.30am-12.30pm & 1.00pm-2.00pm. Booking required: Tel: 01253 876621 (after 10.30am Tues -Sat).

Lots of fun for families being planned-details to be published soon!

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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