It is with regret that due to the current situation in the UK concerning Covid-19 and following our Governments guidelines the museum will not be opening at the beginning of April as planned.
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We look forward to opening again for 2020 on Sunday 5th April.
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This edition includes:
-news of an amazing 100 year-old sky diving 390th Veteran
-a surprise visit from a descendant
-a photo diary of our new building project
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*NEW EVENT* We are pleased to announce that a new play about the life of Joe Kennedy, who was sadly killed whilst flying over Suffolk, will be shown at 4pm & 7pm at the museum on Saturday 9th May.
This play will tell the dramatic and tragic story of Joe Kennedy Jnr, the elder brother of JFK, who as a young man seemed destined to become President of the United States – until, that is, the Second World War intervened. No Ordinary Joe; No Ordinary Kennedy examines Joe’s complex character, and traces events which led Joe to volunteering for a top-secret and highly dangerous mission, in which he was required to fly a Liberator plane packed with explosives and bail out before it crossed the Channel. Tragically his plane exploded over Blythburgh, Suffolk killing him and his co-pilot.
The event will be part of our 75th VE Day commemorations.
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Yale historian, James Rogers, has been researching Joseph Kennedy’s last fateful mission, ‘Operation Anvil’, which resulted in his plane exploding over Blythburgh in Suffolk.
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We are in need of extra volunteers to help man the museum, meet and greet visitors, help with closed-season work parties or serve in our tea room and gift shop.
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Our ever-popular tea dance at the museum will be on Sunday 6th October from 2-6pm.
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As a result of our consistently brilliant reviews on Trip Advisor, we are delighted to share the great news that we have just received a Trip Advisor 2019 ‘Certificate of Excellence’.
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