Sheringham Museum

Sheringham Museum Sheringham Museum is an inspirational place of seaside, boats and social history. This page will be used to keep you informed about new and ever-changing events and exhibitions throughout the year.

All things to do with the History of Sheringham and the town's museum

The anticipation is growing as we approach Friday 14th June and the opening of our Museum’s 2019 Summer Exhibition
05/06/2019

The anticipation is growing as we approach Friday 14th June and the opening of our Museum’s 2019 Summer Exhibition

On display at Sheringham Museum during the four months of the Folkart Exhibition which opens on June 14.
04/06/2019

On display at Sheringham Museum during the four months of the Folkart Exhibition which opens on June 14.

#OnThisDay in 1940 the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk began, code-named Operation Dynamo it saw around 338,000 troops rescued and ran until 4 June

This amazing embroidery depicts the evacuation and was made by John Craske who was born in Sheringham in 1881. Craske worked as a fisherman and later opened a fishmongers in Norwich Street, Dereham.

In March 1917 he was called up into the army, but a month later he was hospitalised suffering from influenza and an abcess on the brain. He was nursed for the rest of his life by his wife Laura.

In 1921 he was encouraged to take up painting and began creating embroideries too.This large work (worked area length 3340mm) was unfinished by the time of his death in 1943.

This embroidery is part of the costume and textiles collection at Norfolk Museums Service and is available to view by appointment at the Norwich Castle Study Centre - please email [email protected] for further details.

Not long now until the opening of FolkArt Exhibition at Museum. The team is working hard to bring an interesting exhibit...
04/06/2019

Not long now until the opening of FolkArt Exhibition at Museum. The team is working hard to bring an interesting exhibition to all our visitors.

Front Wall refresh. Thank you Colin Seal
03/06/2019

Front Wall refresh. Thank you Colin Seal

Exciting news !  Deep History Coast app now available in App Store. Work will soon be starting on the Information Point ...
03/06/2019

Exciting news ! Deep History Coast app now available in App Store. Work will soon be starting on the Information Point at The Tank on East Prom.
Immerse yourselves in the early history of the coast and Walk with the Mammoths 🐘 come in and see ‘Hugh Mungus ‘ and our Palaeontology exhibits in Sheringham Museum.

A huge thank you to Luke Scott & Saffron Paffron for the gift to the Museum of this Colin Millington embroidered Wool Pi...
01/06/2019

A huge thank you to Luke Scott & Saffron Paffron for the gift to the Museum of this Colin Millington embroidered Wool Picture ‘Safe Harbour’ The Picture is to be part of Folkart our much anticipated Summer Exhibition that starts on 14th June. On the opening weekend paffronandscott.co.uk will be exhibiting the latest collection of Colin Millington’s work at Oddfellows Hall on Lifeboat Plane. Thank you Luke & Saffron for your generosity.

Our annual Summer Exhibition starts in 2 weeks - FolkArt- Time on our Hands. Early booking for the FolkArt Symposium is ...
31/05/2019

Our annual Summer Exhibition starts in 2 weeks - FolkArt- Time on our Hands. Early booking for the FolkArt Symposium is to be recommended.
Please Share. Thank you. Tim

Great new preserves and biscuits at the Museum Shop. Ideal gift or treat just for you!  When down on the East Promenade ...
31/05/2019

Great new preserves and biscuits at the Museum Shop. Ideal gift or treat just for you! When down on the East Promenade pop in and see us. Last weekend of our New Acquisitions Exhibition, before build up to Folkart our wonderful Summer Exhibition that starts on 14th June.

Fascinating insight into our local industrial archaeology. Thanks for posting West Runton Beach Cafe
24/05/2019

Fascinating insight into our local industrial archaeology. Thanks for posting West Runton Beach Cafe

A trip from days gone past, brickmakers to the best seafood in West Runton Rocky Bottoms!

23/05/2019

We are so looking forward to sharing this Summer’s FOLKART Exhibition with all our visitors. Starting on 14th June and running through to 26th October on the TopDeck of Sheringham Museum. To whet your appetite, the Slide Show that follows previews some of our collection of Fisherman Artist, John Craske. 1881-1943. The exhibition will be a fascinating mix of FolkArt, Music, Crab pot making, Ships in Bottles, Knots and much more.

Some of Colin Seal ‘s recent additions to the Museum. Thank you!
22/05/2019

Some of Colin Seal ‘s recent additions to the Museum. Thank you!

22/05/2019

It’s always great to watch our hardworking fishermen coming back after hours at sea since first light

Interesting day at Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival with Jimmy Lingwood telling us about his work as a Crab & Lobster ...
20/05/2019

Interesting day at Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival with Jimmy Lingwood telling us about his work as a Crab & Lobster fisherman.

SUNDAY 19th at The Museum tee shirt and tote bag drop-in screen printing workshop 12-4 (£5 per item all materials inclu...
18/05/2019

SUNDAY 19th at The Museum tee shirt and tote bag drop-in screen printing workshop 12-4
(£5 per item all materials included)
General Entry to Museum 1/2 Price
So much to see & do.
We hope to see you. Museum open 12 - 4.

This Sunday 19th May is our Town’s Crab & Lobster Festival. Activities in the Museum include T Shirt 👕 Printing; Cr...
17/05/2019

This Sunday 19th May is our Town’s Crab & Lobster Festival. Activities in the Museum include T Shirt 👕 Printing; Crustacean Trail & Children’s Colouring. We are also offering for Sunday 19th between 12 - 4, HALF PRICE ENTRY!!
There is so much to see and do in Sheringham’s Award Winning Museum. We also have a great shop stocking Books, Giftware & Prints etc.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.
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Does John Grimes, Fisherman born early 1800s appear on anyone’s family tree? Are you related to him? This photo was ta...
15/05/2019

Does John Grimes, Fisherman born early 1800s appear on anyone’s family tree? Are you related to him? This photo was taken in 1859. Tim

Sheringham Museum’s new Patron’s Board outside The Top Deck. Thanks to Lisa, Chris & Colin. We have recently met wit...
14/05/2019

Sheringham Museum’s new Patron’s Board outside The Top Deck. Thanks to Lisa, Chris & Colin. We have recently met with all our Patrons and shown them around the Museum.

This is one of the earliest group shots taken in Upper Sheringham in 1858, 150 years ago. Such a wonderful picture of bo...
14/05/2019

This is one of the earliest group shots taken in Upper Sheringham in 1858, 150 years ago. Such a wonderful picture of boys I wonder what was going on in their minds and what expectations they had for life. Trying to write notes around Sheringham at that time.

Come and see the Museum’s fabulous collection of Historic Fishing Boats & Lifeboats.
12/05/2019

Come and see the Museum’s fabulous collection of Historic Fishing Boats & Lifeboats.

Lovely evening at Museum, when the Directors & Trustees, together with our manager Lisa, welcomed our Patrons to meet us...
10/05/2019

Lovely evening at Museum, when the Directors & Trustees, together with our manager Lisa, welcomed our Patrons to meet us and look around.
We are grateful that Lady Laurel Walpole, Norman Lamb, Sheringham’s Mayor Madeleine Ashcroft & Deputy Mayor Liz Withington joined us for tea and cake.
We met with Lord Richard Dannatt last week.

Putting together some of the early history of Sheringham Museum. Good memories of when Mrs Wakefield gave the Museum the...
09/05/2019

Putting together some of the early history of Sheringham Museum. Good memories of when Mrs Wakefield gave the Museum the wash houses at the back of the shop in Station Road. They hadn’t been touched for years. Lovely memories!

Spent some time this morning in the wonderful All Saints Church, Upper Sheringham. Part of the Museum’s Summer Exhibit...
08/05/2019

Spent some time this morning in the wonderful All Saints Church, Upper Sheringham. Part of the Museum’s Summer Exhibition “FolkArt” is looking at Graffiti. In the Collection we have a piece of wood from Warby’s Mill that stood on the top road. Graffiti including an outline of the mill appears on the wood. We know of the famous graffiti of ships on the screens and pews of Salthouse Church and others in the Glaven Valley, however during a chat with Kenny Holloway he asked if I had seen the ship near the mermaid in All Saints My quick answer was No! So off I set today to seek out surprises in Upper Sheringham. I found the graffiti which we will illustrate in the Summer Exhibition. I also took a closer look at the Rood Screen, thought to be the best example of such in East Anglia’s 1200 Medieval churches. Remarkable carvings of Dragons ! So much to discover in All Saints Church and the surrounding churchyard and village. A must see!

Sheringham Museum are proud to announce  three new Patrons to join  our original Patron Sheringham Town Council . Lord R...
07/05/2019

Sheringham Museum are proud to announce three new Patrons to join our original Patron Sheringham Town Council .
Lord Richard Dannatt, Lady Laurel Walpole and the Right Honourable Norman Lamb MP.
The following photographs now appear on our new Patrons Board at the entrance to The Top Deck.

Sheringham Museum are seeking information about Miss Jefferis (sic.) Woodcarving Classes that we’re run from her home ...
07/05/2019

Sheringham Museum are seeking information about Miss Jefferis (sic.) Woodcarving Classes that we’re run from her home in Morris Street during the late 1890s and the early part of the 20th Century. Local boys from fishing families created wonderful carved wooden objects.
We think there may be examples owned by Sheringham families and we would be so grateful if anyone has or knows anything to contact Lisa Little at Sheringham Museum
Thank you For you help. Tim

Hard work at Sheringham Museum with preparations for the Summer Exhibition FolkArt One of our extraordinary artefacts is...
07/05/2019

Hard work at Sheringham Museum with preparations for the Summer Exhibition FolkArt One of our extraordinary artefacts is a Dulcimer which will focus in a new digital project being put together by Jeff Link and Mhairi Campbell on the theme of Vaughan Williams in Sheringham. Lynn delicately cleaning one of the Museum’s models of The Lifeboat Foresters Centenary.
Colin still hard st work on the gangway and Lisa creating a mannequin for the display of a Gansey. although behind the camera I have been working on the ‘new’ Museum Guide Book . Tim

It was a great pleasure this afternoon to welcome Sir Richard Dannatt to the Museum in his new role as one of the Museum...
03/05/2019

It was a great pleasure this afternoon to welcome Sir Richard Dannatt to the Museum in his new role as one of the Museum’s Patrons. We are very grateful that he accepted this role and we feel greatly honoured to count him as a Friend. Tim

As part of our upcoming Summer Exhibition "FolkArt" we are including some excellent examples of Ships in A Bottle. These...
03/05/2019

As part of our upcoming Summer Exhibition "FolkArt" we are including some excellent examples of Ships in A Bottle. These two photographs are in the Museum Archive but will have no knowledge of the identity of the gentleman .. CAN ANYONE HELP? THANKS. Tim

02/05/2019
Will Lord Prehistoric Survival

Well worth a watch. Will Lord son of John knapping flint

No messing about here just pure straight up flint knapping making an axe from an awesome stone

Beach Hut. Temporary Loan Exhibit for the month of May. In the Social History Gallery at Sheringham Museum. “FUN IN TH...
01/05/2019

Beach Hut. Temporary Loan Exhibit for the month of May. In the Social History Gallery at Sheringham Museum. “FUN IN THE SUN”
Normal admission charges apply
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This embroidery sampler has been given to the Museum. We understand that this is local to Sheringham, but that is all we...
30/04/2019

This embroidery sampler has been given to the Museum. We understand that this is local to Sheringham, but that is all we know!
Can anyone help? Is your name on it? Who produced it? Date?
Thanks Tim

Second busy day at the Museum hanging the Town Picture Collection. So much hard work has been going on at the Museum ove...
30/04/2019

Second busy day at the Museum hanging the Town Picture Collection. So much hard work has been going on at the Museum over the last few months. This is the place to come to Discover the History of Sheringham. We are so excited to have been given the opportunity of putting these iconic paintings of our town on public display. Our major Summer Exhibition “Folkart” starts on June 14th with John Craske’s work and ships in bottles and other maritime fisherfolk art! Sheringham is not just a lovely place but also an exciting place to live.

Very interesting and busy times at Sheringham Museum at the moment. The Town Collection of paintings arrived this mornin...
29/04/2019

Very interesting and busy times at Sheringham Museum at the moment. The Town Collection of paintings arrived this morning to be put on public view. For years they have hung in various parts of the Town Hall They have been hung in our New Acquisitions temporary exhibition whilst new hanging positions are developed in the Museum
It has been a real joy preparing these to hang.
We hope our many visitors will get great pleasure from them.
Just a few initial pictures showing wrapping, moving and settling into their new home. Please visit the Museum to see for yourself.
Will become star attractions - the Town Council is to be applauded for allowing this to happen. Thank you. Tim

This is one of the Town’s pictures that have been moved from the Town Hall to the Museum. An oil portrait of Miss GC H...
29/04/2019

This is one of the Town’s pictures that have been moved from the Town Hall to the Museum. An oil portrait of Miss GC Huntley painted by DT Katman. Miss Huntley became Chairman of Sheringham Town Council in1975-76. Does anyone have further information about her or the artist? Thank you.

Sheringham Museum seeking information. I am putting together info on Caravan sites that once existed up the Holway road ...
27/04/2019

Sheringham Museum seeking information. I am putting together info on Caravan sites that once existed up the Holway road where there are now housing developments at Edgebrook and Snaefell. Memories of the sites and any photographs? Were there any illustrated brochures etc. Thank you everyone for your assistance.

Crab boats go off seeking crabs. With Jimmy Lingwood and Richard Hooker on the East Slipway
24/04/2019

Crab boats go off seeking crabs. With Jimmy Lingwood and Richard Hooker on the East Slipway

24/04/2019

Richard Hooker follows Jimmy down Slipway.

24/04/2019

After the Crabs and Lobsters at Sheringham!Launching off the East Slipway with Jimmy Lingwood and Richard Hooker.

@Sheringham Museum today. There are days when we still make surprise discoveries over a decade after moving into this bu...
23/04/2019

@Sheringham Museum today. There are days when we still make surprise discoveries over a decade after moving into this building. An old suitcase hidden behind the JC Madge Lifeboat. It looked just like any 1950s case. We opened it and too our surprise a note on top of a canvas stated ‘Boat Sail’
Was it for a large model boat? No! It was a large sail that was once used on the Fishing Boat Gwendoline owned by Jimmy Dumble and then Arthur Scotter!! Great thanks to our resident expert Kenny Holloway for the information that he pulled from his database in a few minutes. it was rather like a quart in a pint pot ! Expert refold by Lisa Little
Just another day in the happy life of a small town Museum!

Happy Easter one and all. The Museum is open today between 12noon and 4 pm. So much to see and do. Bring the children to...
21/04/2019

Happy Easter one and all. The Museum is open today between 12noon and 4 pm. So much to see and do. Bring the children to do our special Easter Mammoth Trail ( chocolate egg and a small gift st the end). Come and say Hello to Hugh Mungus. Have your photograph taken in front of unique exhibits and enjoy the 360 panorama from the Viewing Tower. We look forward to seeing you at Sheringham Museum.

New addition to a strange place in Sheringham Museum. Sometimes you will see it and at other times you won’t
20/04/2019

New addition to a strange place in Sheringham Museum. Sometimes you will see it and at other times you won’t

Recent artwork by our Colin Seal has been placed in position at the bottom of the top lift floors 1-2. Shows Colin’s interpretation of our Palaeontologist Volunteer Marc. Thank you Colin Seal for another great painting! Come and see wonderful exhibits and Discover Sheringham at Sheringham Museum at the Mo on the East Promenade.

Recent artwork by our Colin Seal has been placed in position at the bottom of the top lift floors 1-2. Shows Colin’s i...
20/04/2019

Recent artwork by our Colin Seal has been placed in position at the bottom of the top lift floors 1-2. Shows Colin’s interpretation of our Palaeontologist Volunteer Marc. Thank you Colin Seal for another great painting! Come and see wonderful exhibits and Discover Sheringham at Sheringham Museum at the Mo on the East Promenade.

Discover the Beach at Sheringham. I-Spy series available in Sheringham only in the Sheringham Museum Shop - whilst stock...
20/04/2019

Discover the Beach at Sheringham. I-Spy series available in Sheringham only in the Sheringham Museum Shop - whilst stock lasts!

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Lifeboat Plain
Sheringham
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Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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