Even more to see at Harwich’s Maritime Museum

Volunteers at Harwich Maritime Museum have been hard at work making sure there is plenty for visitors to see and enjoy during the 2022 Summer season.

The local landmark now boasts new exhibits following a refurbishment this winter.
Visitors will now be able to visit the ‘Ferry room’ which tells the story of commercial shipping through the ages from both Harwich and Parkeston quays.

Leader of the Maritime Museum team, John Goodchild, said: “The rich history of commercial shipping from both Harwich and Parkeston Quay is so important to our town. There can be very few local families who do not have links to locally based shipping.

“We have worked very hard to put the story together in what we hope is an interesting and enjoyable way.”

Families visiting the museum will be able to try on naval uniforms and search the museum for pirates that have been hidden around the exhibits.

John added: “The team was keen to ensure a family-friendly atmosphere so we wanted things for the children to enjoy while older relatives were taking in the displays.

“A lot of hard work has been put in over the winter and we are now looking forward to enjoying Harwich’s Maritime Museum with our visitors.”

The museum is open on every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays throughout the season.

It will open from 10.30am until 4pm with an entrance fee of £1 for adults, while accompanied children and Harwich Society members can enter for free.

For further information please contact Garry Calver on 01255 551940

Low Lighthouse, Maritime Museum – Photo Copyright © Maria Fowler