THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
Our current position
To the best of our knowledge, all of our museum volunteers are safe and sound, keeping the dread virus at bay, which at least that is something to be happy about. We are missing the pleasure of greeting visitors, of course, and showing them our museum, but we know that this situation won't last forever. Our Directors are working on plans to reopen the museum safely - it won't be done in a hurry.
The Covid-19 pandemic has endangered our very existence, now, as it has for enterprises everywhere. Normally, as an independent museum run by and for the Sheringham community, we are able to manage without regular grants, but not this year.
It is with great relief, therefore, that we have accepted support from the Art Fund, North Norfolk District Council and Arts Council England that will keep the museum safe for the time being. We are very grateful for the help.
Arts Council England tell us that a very large percentage of their Emergency Relief Fund has been provided by the National Lottery, so a big shout must go out to our friends at the Lottery. Their Heritage fund has been a major player in the development of this museum, too.