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Heritage Open Days - Felixstowe

Saturday 8th September - Sunday 9th September, 2018

Location: Various locations throughout the town

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As part of Heritage Open Days, come and enjoy walks, talks, heritage displays and free access to historic venues. Experience the heritage and history that Felixstowe has to offer.

Heritage Open Days - FelixstoweHeritage Open Days - Felixstowe is organised by the
Felixstowe Society, in partnership with Visit Felixstowe and the
Landguard Partnership.

The Heritage Information Hub is based at The Hut on the prom. Open Saturday and Sunday 0900-1600.
Here you will find information about what's on during the two days. We are also celebrating The Felixstowe Society's 40th birthday - so come and visit our exhibition - for a trip down memory lane.

We are also joined by Brian and Charles from the Felixstowe and Offshore Radio group.


- You can book tours (see below) of four historic venues: Bawdsey Manor, The Bartlet, Harvest House and The Spa Pavilion.
- All these tours are FREE.
- Limited spaces. To guarantee entry we recommend you book in advance. First come, first served.

- Other venues open (no booking required) include Bawdsey Radar; Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club; Felixstowe Town Hall; Martello Tower 'P'; Landguard Fort; Felixstowe Museum; St. Mary's Church, Walton; and Maidstone Road Baptist Church. Full details in the downloadable programme below.


Download the Heritage Open Days - Felixstowe programme 2018

Please note: this document is in pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.

- Note: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September (1000-1600), Martello Tower 'P' open with the 5/60th Rifles in residence. Historical displays and demonstrations.


HOD - Bawdsey ManorBawdsey Manor

This is a rare opportunity to visit parts of this Grade II listed manor house and grounds, built in 1886, situated at the mouth of the River Deben.

Bawdsey Manor played a major part in the development of radar and from 1936-1986, it was a military establishment.

Please note:

- 25 people max per tour.
- Tours will start and finish at the Bawdsey Radar museum car park (IP12 3BA). The tour includes uneven ground and steep steps. It is not accessible for persons with impaired mobility. Sensible footwear is advised.
- Visitors need to make their own travel arrangements either by Bawdsey Ferry (from Felixstowe Ferry) or by road. Bawdsey Ferry operates from 1000-1800. There is a one mile walk (along the road) from Bawdsey Ferry to the Bawdsey Radar museum car park (IP12 3BA).

Saturday 8 September - tours at: 0900 (FULLY BOOKED), 1030 (FULLY BOOKED), 1400 (FULLY BOOKED), 1530 (FULLY BOOKED)
Sunday 9 September - tours at: 0900 (FULLY BOOKED), 1030 (FULLY BOOKED), 1400 (FULLY BOOKED), 1530 (FULLY BOOKED)


HOD - The BartletThe Bartlet

A Felixstowe landmark building incorporating part of Martello Tower ‘R’ as foundations.

Please note:
- 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.

Saturday 8 September only - tours at: 1030, 1100, 1130, 1200, 1400, 1430, 1500


HOD - Harvest HouseHarvest House

This Grade II listed building, opened in 1903, still displays many original Edwardian features.

Please note:
- 30 people max per tour.
- There is no parking at Harvest House.

Saturday 8 September only - tours at: 1100 (1 SPACE LEFT), 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500



HOD - The Spa PavilionThe Spa Pavilion

Backstage tours of the town’s popular theatre.

Please note:
- 20 people max per tour.

Sunday 9 September only - tours at: 1430 (3 SPACES LEFT), 1530