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Fleetwood Museum

Temporary Exhibitions

Do you have an exhibition or display idea? 

Perhaps you work for or are involved with a local group that wants to collaborate with Fleetwood museum on a project?

Whatever it is, we want to talk to you! 

Contact the Museum Manager at 01253 876 621 or info@fleetwoodmuseum.co.uk

Take a Deep Breath:
The Story of Fisherman's Friend

In our 2020 temporary exhibition we are proudly telling the story of Fisherman’s Friend – a Fleetwood company known all over the world for making the famous Fisherman’s Friend lozenge.

The exhibition explores how the company and product were founded in Fleetwood, the connections to the fishing industry, and how it became a global brand. 

With never before seen objects, behind the scenes film and a few other surprises – this is a must-see exhibition!

2020 OPENING DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Fleetwood Museum

Free Craft Activities

Our craft sessions are free
but all donations are welcome!

During school holidays we run some fantastic craft sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4-11 year olds

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

craft session

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

Please book in advance by calling 
01253 876 621

Craft Activities for 2020 will be announced soon - watch this space!

Coming soon!

Talks Programme 2020

Fleetwood Crest

Wednesday afternoons
at 14.00

Free but donations welcome! Free street parking available. The museum Coffee House will be open from 10.30am-4.00pm

Wednesday 4th March

Royal Visits to Fleetwood 1847-1994 by Dick Gillingham

Wednesday 1st April CANCELLED

The Food Diary - food origin history by John Meredith

Wednesday May 6th

Lancaster Castle Revealed by Dr. Colin Penny

Wednesday June 3rd

Golden Island and Marsh Mill by Tom Halstead

Wednesday July 1st

Happy Days - Elementary School by Dr. Mike Winstanley

Wednesday August 5th

Judy - Fleetwood's historic trawler by John Baker

Wednesday September 2nd

A merchant seaman's tale by Tony Dumbell

Wednesday September 30th

Decimus Burton by Dick Gillingham, with heritage walk to follow (see below)

Wednesday October 7th

When the boat came in by Stuart Leadbetter

Wednesday November 4th

The Fylde's unknown history by David Evans

Heritage Walks Programme 2020

walking group

The walks are fundraisers for the Museum
– donations very welcome

Please wear suitable footwear and waterproofs if appropriate when on our walks

Wednesday 15th April

A 1950's shopping day in Fleetwood - from museum at 13.30

Wednesday 20th May

Royal Visits to Fleetwood 1847-1976 - from museum at 13.30

Wednesday 17th, June

Flicks, Glitter and Greasepaint - Fleetwood Theatre, Cinema and Circus History - from museum at 13.30

Tues 12th May & Wed 24th June

Fleetwood - Lancashire's Floral Resort - A talk and walk starting from the Mount Pavilion at 13.30

Wednesday 15th July

Fleetwood's Military Connections - Hutment Barracks and Shooting Ranges - from the main Cemetery Gate at 13.30

Wednesday 16th September

Memorial Park History - from the Memorial Park Pavilion at 10.30

Wednesday 30th September

Decimus Burton Day talk and walk - Talk at Museum at 13.00 followed by a tour of the architects works at 14.00

Fleetwood Museum

Songs
at the
Museum

Every month we host our popular Songs at the Museum folk music session.   Come along and have a sing, or sit back, enjoy a drink and take in the music!  Free attendance but donations welcome.

Please note: the sessions are now normally held in our first floor education room.

Fridays at 13:00:

13th March

17th April

29th May

12th June

17th July

21st August

18th September

16th October

20th November

Songs at the Museum

Friends of Fleetwood Museum Events

Annual membership of the Friends group is £8 per person (or £15 for a family group) 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!  No tickets are required for the coffee mornings, just come along and join in!

 

26th February           25th March

29th April            27th May

24th June           29th July

26th August           30th September 

 

28th October          25th November

25th November will be an extended Christmas special coffee morning

Friday 20th March: St Patricks Celebration

Friday 9th October: Fleetwood in Old Photographs

Friday 27th November: Lancashire Night

Tickets £8 – contact the museum at 01253 876 621