Sheringham Museum  


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We are open ....

Sheringham, on the glorious 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.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Sheringham Museum’s opening and 10 years of being situated on the ‘Mo’ site. To celebrate, we have installed some new displays and enhanced others. Together, they tell the story of Sheringham’s past, its geology and palaeontology, its social history, its lifeboat / fishing heritage and more, through photographs, videos, artwork and, of course, interesting artefacts.

Although the Government has relaxed the Covid-19 restrictions, the Museum Board has resolved to maintain the lockdown entry arrangements to safeguard visitors as well as our volunteers. Hand sanitising and social distancing rules are still in place. Masks will be required on all adult visitors.

The museum will be open for two sessions each day - 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm - on Wednesday to Saturday (incl) each week. The shop will be open from 11am through to 4pm. The museum will be cleaned before and after each session for your safety.

These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.

We have established a simple booking system that provides easy entry and saves you some time. While track-and-trace procedures are no longer mandatory, we will note your contact details if you choose to provide them. Please click HERE to make a booking for Museum entry.



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(31 Aug) Bookings are now open for our Gansey Symposium (November 6) - you will find a link to follow under the photograph below.

Our Summer Exhibition is open now -

Our annual special exhibition this year is a display of more than 40 Dutch children’s Ganseys supported by examples of knitting from our own permanent collection. Textile and knitting-related items from the collection of the late Michael Harvey are on display, too, including his collection of rare knitting sheaths (below). You can see a section of the exhibition in the rolling images at the top of this page.

The exhibition will be open until 30th October.

knitting sheathsBook now for the Gansey Symposium on November 6 - Please note: This is NOT the booking for Museum entry! Click HERE to make your Symposium booking.