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Fleetwood Museum

Type:Museum

6 - 7 Queen's Terrace, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6BT

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Tel: 01253 876 621

Fleetwood Museum

#RedefiningLancashire.  Fleetwood museum is back open safely to visitors.  We have put special measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit (see website for more details).  We have some fantastic new displays for 2020, including our flagship exhibition about Fisherman’s Friend – the popular lozenge!  Our new introduction gallery displays some amazing artworks that depict the town in its early years.  There are also fantastic new displays that showcase some of the amazing artwork donated to the museum, and deep sea trawler stories.  Come in and see us – no need to book!  We do request that face masks or coverings be worn by visitors for the duration of your visit.  #RedefiningLancashire

Take a trip back in time around Fleetwood – Victorian new town, holiday resort, once a thriving cargo, fishing and passenger hub. Make Fleetwood Museum your first port of call to find out how one man’s dream created a community with a fascinating past and a vibrant present.

Fleetwood Museum is a five minute walk from the tramway link to Blackpool and close to bus stops and the ferry over the river to the more rural Over Wyre district. There is free street parking close by and a large market round the corner.  Housed in the elegant old custom house overlooking the river Wyre, Fleetwood Museum recalls the world of Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood, the local Squire, and his architect friend Decimus Burton.

Peter’s money and Burton’s imagination saw the birth of Fleetwood from a greenfield site linked by a railway to Preston. Surrounded by water on three sides and with stunning seafront views across Morecambe Bay to the Cumbrian mountains and Lancashire fells, Fleetwood has always had the sea at heart.  It was the first town in the world to welcome railway visitors to enjoy the vast beaches and seaside fun. Ships carried passengers to the Isle of Man, to Ireland and around the north west coastal towns.  The museum is a safe harbour for Harriet, a sailing trawler or smack built in Fleetwood in 1893 and listed among the most significant historic vessels in England.

There’s something for all ages at Fleetwood Museum. Light refreshments are available in the elegant coffee house and the well-stocked gift shop contains local history books, nautical items, children's gifts and much more.  Fleetwood Museum’s friendly, knowledgeable volunteers look forward to welcoming you this season.

Due to the historic layout of this listed building, access to some areas is difficult. Please do contact them before your visit so they can make your time there as enjoyable as possible. Further information available on their website here.

Group bookings and corporate hospitality
The museum is open from Easter to end of November Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 4pm and Bank Holiday Weekends.  Group tours to the museum can be arranged (including at times outside normal seasonal operating hours) for daytime or evenings throughout the year.

The museum coffee house is ideal for catering purposes - buffet suppers, hot pot suppers, wine and cheese evenings. The atmospheric galleries of the museum make an ideal social venue. The meeting room is capable of seating 40 and has a large flat screen television for presentations. If you would like to discuss a possible group visit please contact 01253 876621.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Accompanied childrenFree
Admission£3.00 per ticket
Concession£2.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open (4 Aug 2020 - 28 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Saturday10:30 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:30 - 16:00
Open (14 Apr 2021 - 27 Nov 2021)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Saturday10:30 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:30 - 16:00
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Tuesday, 4th August 2020 - Saturday, 28th November 2020

Take a Deep Breath! The Story of Fisherman's FriendFind out how a family business grew from humble origins to become a major global brand.  See fascinating objects displayed to the public for the first time, including the only surviving original bottle of Fisherman’s Friend.  Watch hilarious footage of TV adverts from around the world!  Explore the…
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020

Directions

Road Directions

M55 (J3). Take A585 to Fleetwood, and follow the brown signs to the museum. The museum overlooks the River Wyre. Free on street parking is available outside the museum and the nearest pay and display car park is accessible from Custom House Lane, to the rear of the museum. FY7 6BY.

Public Transport Directions

Railway - nearest railway station is Preston - then bus 75 to Fleetwood.

Local Bus and Tram routes

Bus No. 1  - Blackpool Squire's Gate to Fleetwood. Alight at Albert Square.

Bus No. 14  - Blackpool to Fleetwood via Layton and Carleton. Alight at Albert Square.

Bus No. 24 - Poulton-Le-Fylde and Cleveleys to Fleetwood via Arundel Drive, Carleton and Hillylaid Road, Thornton. Alight at Fleetwood Ferry.

Bus  No. 75 - Preston Railway Station to Fleetwood via Riversway Preston, Newton, Kirkham, Weeton, Singleton, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Thornton Centre, Cleveleys and  Thornton Pheasant's Wood. Alight at Albert Square.

Tram  - Blackpool Squires Gate to Fleetwood. Alight at Victoria Street.

 

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Seasonal Opening Only
  • Toilets

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Open now

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • Promenade/Seaside Location

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