Felixstowe Museum is set to host a special celebration event to mark 40 years since opening at Landguard Peninsula.
The award-winning attraction this year marks four decades of hosting a treasure trove of artefacts and objects which bring to life the rich military and social history of the area.
The museum will be holding a special anniversary party on Saturday 6 August, from 12pm-7pm, with an ‘80s disco, live music, food, including pizza and burgers, and a mobile bar.
Normal admission charges apply for entry to the museum and there is no need to book in advance, with everyone to attend and encouraged to dress for the decade as their favourite ‘80s icon.
Housed within an historic former submarine mining establishment, Felixstowe Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1982, and over the last 40 years has blossomed from a simple one-room exhibition into the museum of today.
From intricate ship and plane models to dolls houses, seaside heritage, mammoth teeth and pleasure steamers, adults and children alike can discover all sorts of amazing stuff in fourteen different rooms.
The new ‘Frankie Goes to Felixstowe’ - Back to the 80s exhibition tells some of the stories of Felixstowe and beyond during that iconic decade.
Visit the recreated 80s living room, become a 'Top Gun', discover the wall of albums and fashion parade, play iconic arcade games and explore the stories that hit the headlines, both nationally and locally.
Andy Calver, Felixstowe Museum Manager (pictured left with volunteers Sylvia Couchman and Barbara Mathews, and museum chairman and volunteer David Gledhill), said:
“We are celebrating 40 glorious years not just of the museum itself, but also the amazing dedication and hard work of our volunteers and helpers, those who have donated items to our collections and local organisations which have played their part in our wonderful story past and present – thank you – and let’s raise a glass and look ahead to another 40 years of bringing alive Felixstowe’s rich history and heritage.”
Visit the Felixstowe Museum website for more information.