Start with the breathtaking Boat Hall, showcasing our unique collection of lifeboats, alongside historic fishing boats and seaside stories. Peer into a fisherman’s cottage, see and hear about the miracles of boat-building and the many crafts and traditions of everyday fisher-family life.
On the first floor you will find the colourful shops of Shannock Street, two changing exhibition galleries and the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm Visitor Centre – designed by one of the teams behind the Science Museum. You’ll find out about the remarkable Upcher family of Sheringham Park. Our Olive Edis gallery features the photography, life, and achievements of this amazing woman. Sheringham has the distinction of being one the first towns in Great Britain to have been bombed from the air, using items from the collection we illustrate the story. from the gantry there are spell-binding views of the lifeboats below.
Our second floor houses a rigid inflatable Atlantic 75 class inshore boat, purchased on its retirement and generously donated to the museum by the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. This floor also provides our summer exhibition space, our education area and our members’ Research Room.
There is a lot to see at Sheringham Museum – this hardly touches the collection. The history of the town is rich with stories of brave lifeboatmen, amazing women, explorers, great musicians, artists, scientists, minor royalty, sportsmen ….. come and let us tell you about them!
Special viewing arrangements:
We have many thousands of artefacts in our collections and many delicate items are held in environmentally-safe archival storage and only displayed from time to time. This practice enables us to carry out documentation, research and conservation work and also present changing exhibitions to improve your experience. If you have an interest in seeing items from a specific collection, please contact the museum by email so that we can make mutually agreeable arrangements.