Harwich Museum

November Newsletter

October saw the start of our winter opening times here at the museum and it was as busy as ever.

We had four shanty groups singing in the museum during the Harwich International Sea Shanty weekend, along with lots of visitors who had come to Harwich specifically for the festival.

As well as our regular quiz night, we also enjoyed a talk by David Whittle on Ray Island (Parkeston Quay) and rounded the month off with a Halloween craft session for the children and a talk on fossils during half term.


Our events for November are as follows:


We start November off with a coffee morning on Friday 3rd November from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Our first talk is on Saturday 4th November at 11.00am.  It will be an illustrated talk by Terry McBurney about the Harwich Fire Brigade from the 1800s to present day.

Tickets are limited so please book in advance.

The following Saturday 11th November at 11.00am, David Whittle will give a talk on Victorian Dovercourt and what it was like to live here during that era.  Again, tickets are limited, so please book.


On Saturday 18th November at 11. 00am, David Whittle will be giving an illustrated talk about the lighthouses of Harwich.  Please book your ticket as this a popular talk.


We have our penultimate quiz for this year on Tuesday 21st November at 8pm in Kingsway Hall, so book your team in by emailing contact@harwichmuseum.co.uk


We round off November on Saturday 25th at 11.00 am, with David’s final talk of the year on Pubs of Harwich past and present.  Tickets are available to book.


Tickets for all events can be booked by emailing groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk


Murder Mystery night on 18th November. This event has now sold out.  If you have booked tickets, but have not yet paid or collected them, please can you pop into the museum and ask for them at reception.


Details of all December’s events are available on the Events page on our website https://www.harwichmuseum.com/events/


During November to the 3rd December , our opening days will be Thursday to Sunday only.  We will continue to open from 10.00am to 4.00pm and our last entry for both the museum and the tea room is 3.15pm.