Running over three floors, our collection includes a rich variety of social history items, agricultural and fishing artefacts as well as our spectacular fleet of boats.
We have a large collection of fishermen’s ganseys, those beautifully-knitted pullovers that stood as the icon of the coastal fishing industry. We also have collections of important photographs, fossils ranging from tiny ammonites to bones from a prehistoric elephant, artefacts from both World Wars, an excellent art collection and more.
Many visitors are surprised by the size of the Museum – it’s bigger than it appears from outside. You can easily spend an hour and a half exploring its quirky corners.
The Museum organises public events throughout the year, with a major exhibition each summer. We also provide an online Learning suite with STEM modules that relate to Sheringham’s history and environment.
Apart from our manager the museum is staffed by volunteers. It’s a community enterprise of which we are very proud and we would love to have you come and visit us!
It’s well worth a visit!
Sheringham Shoal Windfarm
The museum houses the Information Centre for Sheringham Shoal Windfarm, open to the public, and entry is free. Visitors will see displays and videos showing the construction of the turbines, information on how they work, statistics of their output, etc. You can find a lot more information by visiting the windfarm’s website – http://sheringhamshoal.co.uk/
News and Events
For up to date information and breaking news go to our Facebook page
Or go to our events page
We will be closing this year as the 28th October and we reopen on 16th March 2024.
Until then we are open Monday to Saturday, 10.00 till 16.30, closed Sundays.
We will be open for one day on International Gansey Day – November 25th 2023.
Where we are
The Museum enjoys a spectacular location on the seafront at Sheringham – from the bottom of the High Street, turn right along the sea wall with its historic fishing and lifeboat scenes for about 100 metres and the museum will be in front of you. Go down the steps at the end of the sea wall to get to the entrance.
The museum is large so it’s easy to spend an hour and a half or more exploring our collection. We don’t have a cafe, so our tickets are all-day tickets – you can drop in and out to one of the many great cafes in the town whenever you wish.
The museum closed for the season on October 29 and will reopen on the 25th March 2023
Sheringham Museum is an independent charity and we receive no annual funding from local or central government. We rely on admission fees to keep the museum open and on donations and bequests to care for our unique collections.
Single Entry Tickets
Over 65, Student, Disabled, etc.
2 adults and up to 3 children under 16
under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
|Family – mini
1 adult and up to 3 children under 16
|Age 4 and under, Carers, Art Fund and Museums Association – FREE||FREE|
|Annual Pass – Adult||£15.00|
|Annual Passes – 2 Adults||£28.00|
|Annual Pass – Child 5-15 years||£9.00|
|Annual Family Pass – 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16||£35.00|
|Annual ‘Mini’ Family Pass – 1 adult and up to 3 children under 16||£24.00|
Please note that we are not part of the Council ‘Norfolk Museums Pass’ Scheme.
Our tower offers splendid views over the town, along the coast in both directions and of course out to sea. It is reached by a lighthouse-like set of steps, so it isn’t very accessible. However, you might like to see the view on your computer – click HERE to try it out. (Our thanks go to Gareth Gabriel for his video.)
There are regular rail and bus services to Sheringham, all terminating at the railway station, where there is also a large pay-and-display car park. The museum is a moderate walk away – approx. 8-15 minutes – and there are two smaller pay-and-display car parks quite close to the museum, one near the beach end of the High Street. and the other off Cliff Road, to the east of the museum.
The museum is, of course, fully accessible, with lift access to all three floors and room for wheelchairs in all exhibition areas. To avoid those seawall steps you can take the ramp to the left when you reach the seawall, not right, then double back to the museum entrance. You can see a full Accessibility Report here.
Guide and companion animals are welcome at the Museum, as long as they’re working and are wearing their tabards/harness. Guide and companion animals must be kept with you at all times.
Sheringham Museum at The Mo, Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8BG
Telephone: 01263 824482