A cautious reopening for the Harwich Society’s visitor attractions

The Harwich Society volunteers who staff the Society’s visitor attractions are delighted to be open again but a cautious approach is being taken and those attractions which are difficult to make Covid secure will remain closed for the time being.

The Redoubt Fort, the Maritime Museum, the Radar Tower, the Ha’Penny Pier Visitor Centre and Bobbit’s Hole are all open again and looking forward to greeting visitors but, for the time being, the High Lighthouse and the Lifeboat Museum will remain closed.

Harwich Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says, “Whilst we are delighted to be reopening our visitor attractions, we are very conscious of the need for our volunteers and visitors to be as safe as is possible under the present conditions. We do not believe this is presently achievable in the High Lighthouse or the Lifeboat Museum so I am sure that everyone will understand why they will remain closed for the time being.”

Throughout lockdown the volunteers who staff the visitor attractions have used the time for repairs, alterations and modifications and are now looking forward to greeting visitors to Historic Harwich throughout the summer season.

“It is fantastic to have so many of our visitor attractions open again after so long,” continued Colin Farnell. “It is going to seem strange at first and we need to be cautious but we are hopeful for an enjoyable summer for our volunteers and visitors alike.”

The opening times for the Harwich Society visitor attractions are as follows:

Bobbit’s Hole:
10AM to 12:00 midday every Sunday morning (Unless it is raining!)

Ha’penny Pier Visitors Information Centre:
Daily 10AM – 5PM

Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun 10AM to 4PM

High Lighthouse:
Not open yet.

Lifeboat Museum:
Not open yet.

Maritime Museum:
Every Sat & Sun 11AM – 3PM.
Friday’s 11AM – 3PM during school holidays.

Radar Tower:
Sun 11 & 25 July, Sun 01, 15 & 29 August, Sat 11 September, Sun 12 September. 11AM to 3PM (Last admission

For further information please contact Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940