A MUSEUM run exclusively by volunteers has announced a wide range of exciting events which are taking place this month.

Harwich Museum, in Main Road, has revealed its programme of events for October, many of which will be held in connection with the upcoming Shanty Festival.

On Saturday, October 7, there will be a sea shanty talk with Colin Turner, beginning at 11am.

The following weekend the museum, housed within the former Bernard Uniform offices, will also help celebrate the International Shanty Weekend.

Elsewhere, the monthly quiz at Kingsway Hall will take place on Tuesday, October 17 at 8pm and there will also be a talk on Ray Island (Parkeston Quay) by David Whittle on Saturday, October 21 at 11am.

Harwich Museum celebrated its second birthday in August with event boasting market stalls, raffles and talks.

The site's exhibitions feature history on local sports and leisure entertainment, with a notable example being a section on Hi-De-Hi.

The popular sitcom was filmed at a real holiday camp run by Warners in Dovercourt.

On the day of its second anniversary, the museum also welcomed the iconic Jones’ van, brought by the Dad’s Army Museum team from Thetford.

It proved to be the perfect photo opportunity before it drove around Harwich.

To find out more information visit harwichmuseum.com.