Events

Posted in Site Updates on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

What’s On. Events in Harwich & Dovercourt. Search a whole host of events and festivals by date or browse our monthly calendar to find out what’s on.

 

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    11:00 amThe Quay, Harwich. CO12 3HH

    The ex-Trinity House vessel LV18 is the last surviving example of a manned light vessel in British waters, which has been preserved in its original configuration and restored to a high standard of authenticity.

    Opening times: LV18 is open daily from 11am to 4pm between March – October. During the winter please call if you wish to book to see us.

    Admission: Adults:£4.00 Children (under 16) £2.00. Family ticket (2 adults and upto 3 children) £10.00

    • To arrange groups and evening tours call Tony on 07446171320
    • To arrange groups and evening tours call Tony on 07446171320

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018
    Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018
    10:00 am29 Main Road, Harwich

    An extremely impressive 180ft (60m) diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against a Napoleonic invasion. It is the only such example open to the public. Eleven guns sit on the battlements. Eighteen casements below would house 300 troops in siege conditions. Part of the fort is now used as a military museum. Battle reenactments and other events are held during the summer months. The fort was restored by the Harwich Society as a voluntary project.”

    Open daily – 10am to 5pm between 1 May and 31 August, and Sundays during the winter.

    Open daily – 10am to 5pm between 1 May and 31 August, and Sundays during the winter.

    Open daily – 10am to 5pm between 1 May and 31 August, and Sundays during the winter.

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018
    Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    11:00 amNumber One Lifeboat Station, Harwich

    Visitors can go on board the 37ft Oakley Class Lifeboat  "Valentine Wyndham-Quin" former Clacton on Sea offshore lifeboat.

    She was at Clacton from 1968 to 1984, launched 179 times and saving 61 lives. In 1984 she was stationed at Cloggerhead, Ireland for a further 4 years.

    When she finished  as an operational Lifeboat she was placed on the seafront at Cromer, close to The Henry Blogg Museum

    The "Valentine Wyndha-Quin" was moved to Harwich in 1993 and housed in the 1876 Victorian Lifeboat House

    The Museum tells the story of the Lifeboat Service in Harwich since 1821

    Admission Costs: Adults £1 - children must be accompanied by an adult and they are free of charge.

    1st May to 31st August; Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun 11.00 to 3.00

     

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018
    Fri
    31
    Aug
    2018
    11:00 amThe Low Lighthouse, Harbour Crescent, Harwich

    Located in the former Low Lighthouse, built in 1818 as one of a pair of leading lights for the harbour entrance. An active radio link to harbour control serves as a reminder of the lighthouse's time as a pilot signal station. The museum is full of nautical memorabilia from photographs and paintings to ships in bottles and lighthouse bulbs. There are displays on the Royal Navy, including uniform and badges, and local commercial shipping. A fantastic view of the shipping activity in the harbour is obtained from the top floor.

    Harwich town rail station is five minutes walk from the museum which overlooks the harbour. On street parking available close to museum. Museum is accessible via the foot ferry from Felixstowe.

    Admission Costs: Adults £1 Children must be accompanied by an adult and are free of charge.

     

    Open from 1st May to 31st August. Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 11.00 to 3.00

     

  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018
    11:00 am29 Main Road, Harwich

    An extremely impressive 180ft (60m) diameter circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich against a Napoleonic invasion. It is the only such example open to the public. Eleven guns sit on the battlements. Eighteen casements below would house 300 troops in siege conditions. Part of the fort is now used as a military museum. Battle reenactments and other events are held during the summer months. The fort was restored by the Harwich Society as a voluntary project.”

    • Opening times
    • 11am to 4pm .

    Open daily – 10am to 5pm between 1 May and 31 August, and Sundays during the winter.

    Open daily – 10am to 5pm between 1 May and 31 August, and Sundays during the winter.

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    Harwich
    • Harwich Heritage Weekend
    • A Host of attractions will be open, including the Ha’Penny Pier, the Treadwheel Crane, Redoubt fort, the Maritime museum and the radar tower at Beacon Hill Fort.

    Harwich High Lighthouse

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    14
    Oct
    2018
    11.00- 16.001912 Centre, Cow Lane, Harwich. CO12 3NS
    • History Fair.
    • The Harwich Society History Fair has FREE ENTRY and has attracted about 500 people over each weekend for the last 3 years. Photograph albums will be available for perusal and old photo’s will be projected  on a continuous loop throughout the day, two different 45 minute illustrated talks will also be held by David Whittle.

    History Fair 2017

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmThe Navigator Scout Hut, Main Road, Harwich.
    • Talk - Harwich, The French Revolution & Napoleon. By Julian Foynes
    • 7pm for 7.30pm
    • Details 01255 553610