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Educational and Group Visits

Information on Educational and Group Visits at the Landguard Peninsula.


Educational Visits

The Landguard Peninsula offers a wide range of educational opportunities all in one place - unique experiences and hands-on learning outside of the classroom.

Landguard Fort is a fascinating view into the military history of the area from the 16-20th C. as coastal defence evolved to meet new threats. Whilst Felixstowe Museum has a range of exhibitions including artefacts relating to naval and aviation history and coastal forces, particularly HMS Beehive and the WWII base at Felixstowe Dock. Other exhibits reflect local social history from Roman times up to the present day.

The Landguard Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its high wildlife conservation value, such as its rare vegetated shingle habitat and botanical species including Stinking Goosefoot. Traces of the area's military history can also be found on the Reserve which makes for a fascinating contrast between the military architecture and unique habitats. A new area to learn more about wildlife and habitats onsite is now available adjacent to the Landguard Bungalow.

All of this is situated next to Britain's busiest container port where there is the John Bradfield Viewing Area - a great place to witness the operations of the Port of Felixstowe and the vast container ships arriving and departing that are key to international trade.

  • Suitable for educational groups large or small, plus all ages from primary to adult.
  • Linked to the National Curriculum: Geography and History.
  • Other themes including Nature, Art, Architecture¬†and Photography.
  • Risk Assessments are available.
  • Guided tours and visits tailored to group requirements.
  • Talks on specialist subjects.
  • Classroom, toilets, wet weather lunch rooms, outdoor eating areas, coach parking and bus link to town centre.
  • Visits to Fort and Museum from Easter to end of October, Nature Reserve all year (dependent on Ranger availability).
  • Suggested length of visit: Fort (1 to 2 hours), Museum (1.5 hours), Nature Reserve (1.5 hours).

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Group Visits

Bring your group, club or society to the Landguard Peninsula for a great day out to remember.

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best-preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. Explore the fascinating artefacts and collections of Felixstowe Museum, which brings alive the military and social history of this seaside town. Visit the Landguard Nature Reserve with its unusual and rare plants, migrating birds and huge ships arriving and departing at Britain's busiest container port.

  • A full range of different group options, packages and itineraries are available.
  • Suitable for groups large or small.
  • Guided tours and visits tailored to your group requirements.
  • Talks on specialist subjects.
  • Out of hours bookings welcome by arrangement.
  • Light refreshments available (if booked in advance).
  • Coach parking, indoor/outdoor eating areas, gift shops and toilets.
  • Visits to Fort and Museum from Easter to end of October, Nature Reserve all year (dependant on Ranger availability).
  • Suggested length of visit: Fort (1 to 2 hours), Museum (1.5 hours), Nature Reserve (1.5 hours).

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To book an Educational or Group Visit (including information on admission prices), please contact us:

Landguard Partnership
Landguard Bungalow
View Point Road
Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11 3TW

Tel: 01394 444457/8.
Email: landguardenquiries@eastsuffolk.gov.uk