Heritage Open Weekend in Felixstowe is the 8th & 9th September and there are lots of heritage buildings open to enjoy.
The Heritage Information Hub will be based this year at The Hut on the prom –towards Cobbold’s Point end opposite The Bartlett. Open Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.
Here you will find information about what’s on during the two days and you can book the tours available
The Felixstowe Society’s is also celebrating its 40th birthday – so visit their exhibition for a trip down memory lane.
There are tours available of four historic venues: Unfortunately Bawdsey Manor is already sold out but there are still spaces for The Bartlet, Harvest House and The Spa Pavilion.
– All these tours are FREE. But spaces are limited. To guarantee entry book in advance at http://www.visitfelixstowe.org.uk .
A Felixstowe landmark building incorporating part of Martello Tower ‘R’ as foundations.
– 20 people max per tour. These are tours of the exterior of the building only. There is no access inside.
– There is no parking at The Bartlet.
This Grade II listed building, opened in 1903, still displays many original Edwardian features.
– 30 people max per tour.
– There is no parking at Harvest House.
The Spa Pavilion
Backstage tours of the town’s popular theatre.
– 20 people max per tour.
OTHER BUILDINGS THAT ARE OPEN AND FREE TO ENJOY
Bawdsey RADAR Transmitter Block
Open Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
A new exhibition explains the importance of this site in the 1930s and beyond.
FELIXSTOWE FERRY GOLF CLUB
Open Sat 10am-4pm
An exhibition of photos and documents charting one of England’s oldest golf clubs.
EDWARDIAN TOWN WALK
Sat 10.30am meet at Town Station for a guided walk round the best of Edwardian Felixstowe
FELIXSTOWE TOWN HALL
Open Sun 10am-5pm
A lovely Victorian civic building, c1892, with an exhibition of photos never displayed before.
OPEN: Sunday 10am – 4pm. Tours every 30 minutes (except 1pm)
This fortification, from the Napoleonic wars, was part of a string of similar towers built along the east and south coast to defend Britain from the threat of a French invasion. There were 7 along Felixstowe’s coastline and most remain, although some are hard to spot! There are 16 steps to the entrance. This location is not DDA accessible.
OPEN: Sunday 10am – 5pm
A Grade I listed building with a fascinating history. Replacing an earlier 17th century fort on this site, the current fort is Georgian with later modifications in the 19th and 20th centuries. DDA access to the ground floor only
OPEN: Sunday 12 – 5pm
An award-winning museum houses a comprehensive collection of artefacts and photos related to Felixstowe’s history.
MAIDSTONE ROAD BAPTIST
Open on Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 2pm -4pm.
The church will have a Treasure Quiz, display including about their church history and refreshments and short music slots- Saturday at 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30. Sunday at 2.30.
To Find other churches open to visit during the weekend. Go to http://www.churchestogetherfelixstowe.org
A Vintage Bus will run as a shuttle from the Town Station from 10.30am and then every hour and the FACTS bus will run a shuttle from the Garrison Lane Car Park from 9am and then on the hour.