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Fleetwood Museum

Type:Museum

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

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Tel: 01253 876621

Fleetwood Museum

Delay in Opening of Fleetwood Museum

With the current situation and following government guidelines aimed at tackling the Coronovirus outbreak, we have had to take the sad but inevitable decision to delay our planned 7th April 2020 museum opening until further notice.   The health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff has to be our top priority.  We will continue to monitor and follow government advice, and let you know if we have any further news or updates on a future opening date.  You can still engage with us through our website and social media, and we will be looking at how we can provide support to the local community, especially those who have had to isolate themselves.   Take care everyone and stay safe.

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.

Opening Times

Open (7 Apr 2020 - 28 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Saturday10:30 - 16:00*
Bank Holiday10:30 - 16:00*

* Also open special Sundays such as Fleetwood Tram Sunday, Folk Festival Sunday and Heritage Sunday, 10:30am - 4:00pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Wednesday, 16th September 2020 - Wednesday, 16th September 2020

Memorial ParkHeritage Open Days 2020 - History of Memorial Park and the Surrounding AreaA walk with Dick Gillingham looking at the history and origins of Fleetwood’s Memorial Park. Grade: easy. No need to book.
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Wednesday, 30th September 2020 - Wednesday, 30th September 2020

Decimus BurtonDecimus Burton's Fleetwood Heritage WalkA heritage talk followed by a walk with Dick Gillingham looking at the architectural masterpieces of Fleetwood`s founding architect. Check with Fleetwood Museum nearer the time for more details. No need to book
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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

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • Promenade/Seaside Location

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