Museum Detectives

Welcome to Sheringham Museum, we hope to intrigue and inspire you, our young explorers!

Say “Hi” to Larry the Lobster who will help you to become a museum detective. In the museum we have lifeboats, crab boats and a street of old shops called Shannock Street.

You can try out your detective skills by watching our videos, design and make things, or write stories.

Click on Larry and see what you can discover.


There are videos and lots of things to make and do.

What’s on the Beach?

It’s always good fun to go down to the beach. You can listen to the waves and see the gulls soaring above you. You can see the lovely patterns that the sea makes in the sand and you can even build a sand castle. What would you expect to find if you went down to the beach today?

Time to try out your detective skills.

You will see six things that you might find on the beach but one is an odd one out.

Seaside Through Time

Would you like to go on a journey through time?

Over the years Sheringham has changed from a small fishing village into a holiday resort. Click on the video to see just how some things changed over the years.

What’s in the case?

Each year we have a summer exhibition. One of our recent exhibitions was all about the seaside. Every year people come on holiday to Sheringham and they usually bring a few things from home. They might put the things they will need in a suitcase or a backpack. Look at this old suitcase which is in Sheringham Museum. What can you see?

I can see – 

  • Sunglasses
  • Book – Sheringham Guide
  • Swimming Hat
  • Beach Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Shorts

Can you think of the ten things that you would most like to pack in your suitcase or backpack?

Some of the things that you might like to take on holiday will be the same as the items that are in the picture of the old suitcase. But some will be very different. I don’t suppose you would be packing a rubber flowery swimming hat!

Here are some ideas of the extra things that you might put in your backpack today. See what else you can think of.

  • Teddy
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Game
  • Summer shoes
  • Bucket and spade

Things to Make and Do

The world is full of interesting things to see and do. Here at Sheringham Museum we have lots of them, so we have picked a few projects for junior detectives to get started on. Play what’s in the suitcase, Design a beach bucket, write a seaside story, make a paper boat, make flags or a chatterbox!

Try some of Larry’s Projects!

Click on our little lobster friend and he will show you to the projects page…