Letter Of The Week - Fleetwood ‘jewel’ was such a treat

Volunteers at Fleetwood Museum join the town's founder, Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, for the building's summer re-opening.
Volunteers at Fleetwood Museum join the town's founder, Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, for the building's summer re-opening.

IF you want an afternoon steeped in fun, fact-finding and nostalgia, with history thrown in for just £3, you could do no better than a visit to Fleetwood Museum.

My family and I did just that at the museum’s summer re-opening, and were not disappointed, since our last visit.

This jewel in Fleetwood’s crown has undergone a massive transformation since it was open last year.

The place has been brought right up to date, while still retaining many exhibits connected with fishing and Fleetwood’s heritage.

I must also mention the cafe – brand, sparkling new and very good coffee and “moreish” cakes.

Where else would you meet Queen Victoria and a shrimper, or even spot yourself in one of the many old photographs, which enthralled me?

The volunteers and staff there were really helpful and friendly.

All the exhibits showed a Fleetwood so different from the one we know today, and yet in many ways still so similar.

Get down to the museum at Queens Terrace and see for yourself!

VJ Dodd, Church Street, Fleetwood