Harwich Museum

October Newsletter

September saw the end of our summer season here at the museum and it was as busy as ever.

We started off with the Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle run on Sunday 10th September.  Over 3,000 bikes took part in the run and we welcomed the vintage bikes to the museum.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and plenty of tea, coffee, cakes and sausage rolls were consumed.

The following weekend was the Open Heritage weekend, England’s largest festival of history and culture, and we welcomed over 175 visitors to the museum over the two days, many of whom were visitors to Harwich for the weekend.


As always, our regular quiz was well attended and enjoyed by all, and we finished off September with our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the event.


Now that we have reached our Winter season, from the 2nd October to the 3rd December (when we close until the new year), our opening days will be Thursday to Sunday only.  We will continue to open from 10am to 4pm and our last entry for both the museum and the tea room is 3.15pm.


Our events for October are as follows:


Ahead of the Sea Shanty festival, on Saturday 7th October at 11am, the museum will host a talk on sea shanties and their origins.  Tickets are limited so please book in advance by emailing groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk 


PLEASE NOTE: The Roman Road Classic Vehicles event schedule for 8th October has been cancelled.


The Weekend of 14th and 15th October is the Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Festival.


Tuesday 17th October, is our monthly quiz at Kingsway Hall.


Saturday 21st October, we have a talk by David Whittle on Ray Island (Parkeston Quay). Tickets are limited so please book in advance by emailing groupbookings@harwichmuseum.co.uk 


Upcoming events in November/December:


Details of all the final events for this year are available on the Events page on our website https://www.harwichmuseum.com/events/