Sheringham Museum

The present purpose built museum building on the seafront was opened in 2010 having been founded twenty years earlier.

The Museum tells the story of the town and has a host of fascinating exhibits and artefacts. In particular there is a fleet of fishing and life boats which have served the town over the last century.

There is a large collection of fishermen’s ganseys-beautifully knitted pullovers traditionally worn by local fishermen. There is a collection of fossils ranging from tiny ammonites to bones from a prehistoric elephant and artefacts from both World Wars, together with an excellent art collection and more.

The Museum is deceptively large. Being built into the cliff face it’s bigger than it appears from outside.

The Museum organises well over 20 public events over the year, with a major exhibition each summer and events to support Sheringham’s many cultural initiatives.

Apart from our professional manager, the museum is staffed by volunteers-most of them local people

Take a look at the MUSEUM WEBSITE

Directions to meetings at the Museum

Our meetings are normally held in the Windfarm Room at the Museum.

Please use the School Entrance at the rear of the Museum

Arriving on foot

From the Town Clock (where Station Road runs into the High Street) walk north along the High Street past Sainsbury’s Local, towards the sea for about a 100 metres. Turn right into Gun Street. You will then pass the back of the Crown pub. Immediately past the Crown, on the left, you will see the School Entrance to the Museum.

Arriving by car

If you are coming by road along the A148 (Holt to Cromer road) turn North (towards the sea) at the junction with the A1082 sign posted “Sheringham”. This is Holway Road. Keep on the Holway Road for about 1.3 miles. At the roundabout (at the bottom of the hill at the junction with the A149) take the second exit and drive seawards (North). You will be in Station Road. Drive down Station Road and bear right at the Sheringham Clock Tower. Drive on until you reach the promenade wall. Turn right, and the NNDC car park is on your right (free after 6.00 pm). Setting the Satnav to NR26 8BQ will get you there. Leave the car park on foot. Looking to the East, with the sea on your left, you will see the Museum beyond the outside seating area of the Crown pub.

Turn right and then bear left on Lifeboat Plain.

The Museum’s “School Entrance” is to your left just past the rear of the Crown.

There is an alternative car park (East Cliff NNDC ) on Cliff Road (NR26 8BJ), a short walk away.