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

Operating as usual

Work continues behind the scenes Kate working on data and updating Modes with new items in the Collection. Lisa, Colin, ...
25/11/2021

Work continues behind the scenes Kate working on data and updating Modes with new items in the Collection. Lisa, Colin, Kenny, Janet & Tim moving display boards around. Created the first outline that will be transformed into an Introduction in the form of an Edwardian Beach Wagon.

Work by Sheringham Museum Textile Group. Linda Claxton was inspired by John Craske to create this wonderful embroidery o...
25/11/2021

Work by Sheringham Museum Textile Group. Linda Claxton was inspired by John Craske to create this wonderful embroidery of a lifeboat and cottages. We have also shown a photo of the very neat reverse. Together with Jackie Hack work is continuing on the Sheringham Embroidery which began a couple of years ago. Brilliant! Thank you!

1962 was an important year in Sheringham.  Princess Marina came to Sheringham  to officially name the new lifeboat Manch...
24/11/2021

1962 was an important year in Sheringham. Princess Marina came to Sheringham to officially name the new lifeboat Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. Press cuttings from the Museum Archive.
Does anyone have memories of that day?

Tuesday. Much hard work taking place at Sheringham Museum. With the Museum now closed to the public for the Winter. We w...
23/11/2021

Tuesday. Much hard work taking place at Sheringham Museum. With the Museum now closed to the public for the Winter. We welcomed 10 pupils from Sidestrand Hall School to look at the Windfarm Room and discover some of the social history of the town. A lovely group of young people.
Photos show volunteers at work. Cleaning textiles; wrapping for freezing; moving a beach hut to the Top Deck as we start to build 2022 exhibition “Oh I do love to be beside the seaside”. Things don’t stop!!!

Thanks for mention
18/11/2021
Heritage Handknits

Thanks for mention

Knitting is an important part of our cultural history and I do my best to preserve and promote these long-established techniques. Many of my designs are based on the timeless traditional knits of the British Isles but with a modern twist to suit the current style. My favourite pieces are Fair Isle,....

1890s. Lower end of High Street.
05/11/2021

1890s. Lower end of High Street.

1890s. Lower end of High Street.

An interesting film with geologist Martin Warren talking about the Deep History Coast. Thanks to Jeff Link & Mhairi Camp...
03/11/2021
North Norfolk's Deep History Coast

An interesting film with geologist Martin Warren talking about the Deep History Coast. Thanks to Jeff Link & Mhairi Campbell for making it.

https://youtu.be/cVVfsAIE32M

Geologist, Martin Warren, explores the 'Deep History Coast' at West Runton in North Norfolk. An acknowledged expert in his field, Martin explains how the cli...

Saturday 30 October. LAST DAY OF OPENING. 11-4. Final chance to see our 2021 Gansey Exhibition. Buy Christmas Presents f...
30/10/2021

Saturday 30 October. LAST DAY OF OPENING.
11-4. Final chance to see our 2021 Gansey Exhibition. Buy Christmas Presents from our well stocked shop! LAST CHANCE TODAY!!
We reopen for February Half Term 2022. Thank you for your custom this year!

Saturday 30 October. LAST DAY OF OPENING.
11-4. Final chance to see our 2021 Gansey Exhibition. Buy Christmas Presents from our well stocked shop! LAST CHANCE TODAY!!
We reopen for February Half Term 2022. Thank you for your custom this year!

28/10/2021

Last 2 Days Fri and Sat 11-4 to see our superb Gansey exhibition. The Museum closes for the winter until Feb Half Term this Saturday.
Thank you for your support this season!

Coming In 2022 @ Sheringham Museum OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE !
26/10/2021

Coming In 2022 @ Sheringham Museum
OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE !

Coming In 2022 @ Sheringham Museum
OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE !

The Two Lifeboats was originally a coffee shop and Fisherman's Mission circa 1720. The public house is named after the A...
22/10/2021

The Two Lifeboats was originally a coffee shop and Fisherman's Mission circa 1720. The public house is named after the Augusta & Duncan lifeboats that rescued a crew of eight from the wreck of the Norwegian brig Caroline on December 6th 1882. Work under the arch leading to back of Hotel by Colin Seal. Yet another great creation by Sheringham’s brilliant artist.

The Two Lifeboats was originally a coffee shop and Fisherman's Mission circa 1720. The public house is named after the Augusta & Duncan lifeboats that rescued a crew of eight from the wreck of the Norwegian brig Caroline on December 6th 1882. Work under the arch leading to back of Hotel by Colin Seal. Yet another great creation by Sheringham’s brilliant artist.

Jenny working in Museum this afternoon creating storage boxes for our collection. The National Dried Milk tin makes inte...
19/10/2021

Jenny working in Museum this afternoon creating storage boxes for our collection. The National Dried Milk tin makes interesting reading See link in first comment!

Book Now
19/10/2021

Book Now

Going through my boxes today and came across a copy of this Sheringham Fisherman with his Gansey on. Photo taken over 16...
16/10/2021

Going through my boxes today and came across a copy of this Sheringham Fisherman with his Gansey on. Photo taken over 160 years ago in 1859

Going through my boxes today and came across a copy of this Sheringham Fisherman with his Gansey on. Photo taken over 160 years ago in 1859

The museum is extremely grateful to Keith Colman who presented us with this painting he did of the old fishermen in the ...
15/10/2021

The museum is extremely grateful to Keith Colman who presented us with this painting he did of the old fishermen in the location of the top of the West Slipway. It is good to have a sample of Keith’s work. Thank you for your generosity.

The museum is extremely grateful to Keith Colman who presented us with this painting he did of the old fishermen in the location of the top of the West Slipway. It is good to have a sample of Keith’s work. Thank you for your generosity.

Visit Museum to see our unique collection of Lifeboat First Day covers. We are open on Wed-Sat 11-4 until Saturday 30th ...
14/10/2021

Visit Museum to see our unique collection of Lifeboat First Day covers. We are open on Wed-Sat 11-4 until Saturday 30th October. Also last chance to see our wonderful 2021 exhibition of Dutch Children’s Ganseys.

Please BOOK ASAP. ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT
14/10/2021

Please BOOK ASAP. ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT

1856 engraving of the Herring fleet in at Yarmouth.
10/10/2021

1856 engraving of the Herring fleet in at Yarmouth.

1856 engraving of the Herring fleet in at Yarmouth.

Come to Sheringham Museum to see our displays on Deep History Coast. These illustration are on the walls of the shelter ...
09/10/2021

Come to Sheringham Museum to see our displays on Deep History Coast. These illustration are on the walls of the shelter on East Promenade.

PLEASE HELP SHERINGHAM MUSEUM DEVELOP THEIR EDUCATION RESOURCES. WE HOOE FOR YOU SUPPORT BY PUTTING BLUE TOKENS ON THE C...
02/10/2021

PLEASE HELP SHERINGHAM MUSEUM DEVELOP THEIR EDUCATION RESOURCES.
WE HOOE FOR YOU SUPPORT BY PUTTING BLUE TOKENS ON THE CORRECT SLOT. THANK YOU !

02/10/2021

LAST MONTH OF OUR MUCH ACCLAIMED 2021 EXHIBITION. Ganseys & The Michael Harvey Collection. A MUST SEE!
MUSEUM OPEN Wed - Sat 11-4

The Museum gratefully received the Death Penny of William Henry Nudds   This will be a valuable addition to our 1st WW e...
29/09/2021

The Museum gratefully received the Death Penny of William Henry Nudds This will be a valuable addition to our 1st WW exhibit.
After the war, the family of every serviceman killed received a bronze plaque of condolence, also known as the 'Dead Man's Penny' or 'Death Penny' because of its resemblance to the coin. 1,355,000 were issued, made from 450 tons of bronze.

An unusual item in Sheringham Museum’s Collection! Tin of Coffee “COFFEE a gift from HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY THE EMOEROR OF...
29/09/2021

An unusual item in Sheringham Museum’s Collection! Tin of Coffee
“COFFEE a gift from HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY THE EMOEROR OF ETHIOPIA to HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN - EAST COAST FLOODS 31st JANUARY 1953”.

An unusual item in Sheringham Museum’s Collection! Tin of Coffee
“COFFEE a gift from HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY THE EMOEROR OF ETHIOPIA to HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN - EAST COAST FLOODS 31st JANUARY 1953”.

A wonderful gift for the Museum Collection. Two Grace Darling ceramics produced to commemorate the 150 years of the foun...
27/09/2021

A wonderful gift for the Museum Collection. Two Grace Darling ceramics produced to commemorate the 150 years of the founding of the RNLI in 1974. There’s a good article about Grace and her life on the RNLI website. I have put the link in the first comment.

THE ANSWER TO OUR RECENT “What is it?”
26/09/2021

THE ANSWER TO OUR RECENT “What is it?”

THE ANSWER TO OUR RECENT “What is it?”

25/09/2021

It is with very great sadness that we have just learnt of the death of Museum Friend & Social Historian Bill Atkins Bill had real enthusiasm for the history of his boyhood town. We are richer for having known him and the knowledge he shared.
The Museum’s condolences go to Bill’s family. RIP friend!

No.2 can you identify this artefact from the Museum Collection and tell something about it?
24/09/2021

No.2 can you identify this artefact from the Museum Collection and tell something about it?

No.2 can you identify this artefact from the Museum Collection and tell something about it?

From the Museum Collection. What is it?Have you used one?ANSWERS PLEASE!New object every Tuesday.
21/09/2021

From the Museum Collection.
What is it?
Have you used one?
ANSWERS PLEASE!
New object every Tuesday.

From the Museum Collection.
What is it?
Have you used one?
ANSWERS PLEASE!
New object every Tuesday.

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Sheringham, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, has a history that stretches back over a thousand years. The Museum tells the story of the town and its proud, brave, independent people over the last two centuries, told through beautiful displays packed with interesting things to see, hear and do.

Step inside stunning galleries and walk amongst Sheringham's extraordinary historic fleet of lifeboats and fishing boats. Our collection includes a rich variety of photographs, social history items, agricultural and fishing artefacts as well as our spectacular fleet of boats. It's well worth a visit!

The Museum organises well over 20 public events over the year, with a major 3-month exhibition each summer and events to support Sheringham's many cultural initiatives.

You can also follow us on Twitter @TheMoSheringham https://twitter.com/TheMoSheringham

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Not sure if you have seen this! credit to Simon spaans https://www.facebook.com/100007525894213/videos/2804878043106365/
Where can I get a book on the ganseys please
My first memory of the Marble Arch when we moved to Sheringham in 1946 was just of a single doorway in the bottom left corner and the rest bricked in. Can you tell me when this was removed please? We've not been able to visit Norfolk at all this year, from N Essex, and I just hope we'll be able to do so in 2021. It's still "home"
Is the Museum still closed ?
I came across this today in old family photos & documents, makes for an interesting read
My memory fails me on many faces, back row left to right, not known, not known, not known, Dawn Levey, Jimmy James (headmaster), not known, Fay Lusher, Pat Ayres, Jackie Morris. Front row, left to right, Craske, not known, not known, Douglas Munroe, Ian Sweet, George Woodhouse, Anthony Batrick, not known. Must be approx 60yrs old that the Sheringham Primary school had a Morris dancing group, the teacher involved was a Miss Servanty
NEW PUBLIC ANNOUNCENT Im pleased to announce and confirm that Chat Coffee Mornings are back to stay. As of this coming Monday 17th of February. Held at the The Venue on Kerridge Way adjacent to Budgens Foodstore. See you then! 😁 Please help by sharing this post to help reach out to those who may need us and benefit from us thankyou best wishes ceridwen chat admin.
In 1931, Tom Purvis designed six posters for the London North Eastern Railway - each depicting “East Coast Joys”, reachable by train. But what’s *really* delightful is something that many people don’t realise: each joined the next, forming this six-piece seaside vista. https://twitter.com/MrTimDunn/status/1154292011505201157/photo/1
Since opening East beach coffee last year we've been wondering what life was like along the East prom in days gone by, so with the help of friends, Sheringham museum and the family photo album we've had 2 information boards made up showing the life along the East Promenade from the the early 1900's to the present day. We hope you enjoy when you passing. #eastbeachcoffee #sheringham #eastpromenade #waffles #crepes #sheringhammuseum