Sheringham Museum  



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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. Our column over there to the right shows just the next five. A fuller list, with more details of the events is available by clicking HERE

Summer Exhibition - 'Olive Edis - A Life in Focus'

Our 2018 Summer Exhibition is now open, celebrating the life and achievements of Olive Edis, one of Sheringham's famous residents. Hers was an extraordinary life - portrait photographer to royalty, Britain's first female was photographer, successful business person, public speaker, inventor, adventurer, musician and music critic and of course the creator of our wonderful archive of photographs of local fishermen. There have been a number of exhibitions of her photographs in recent years, but we have researched more deeply and our exhibition tells you much more about this amazing woman. To get more information, with a few photographs, click HERE

The exhibition is open during normal Museum hours, and entry is free with your normal Museum ticket. It will run until September 23. Don't miss it!


               What's On?

Here are our next five events - click 'Events' above for more

1. Olive Edis - A Life in Focus
The Museum's 2018 Summer Exhibition - an in-depth view of the life of Olive Edis, Sheringham's pioneering photographer
Open from June 6 until Sept 23 - normal museum hours
2. A free meeting with Agents of Change project (MCZ) with Hilary Cox
You are invited to a free meeting with the Agents of Change Project who are seeking to work with local groups and individuals
Monday July 2nd 6.30pm for an 6.45pm start time
3. Lunchtime exhibition curator talk
Lunchtime talk and tour on Olive Edis: A Life in Focus exhibition curator's
Friday 20th July 12.30-1.15pm
4. Partners in Time, Diverse Roots and Diamontika - Free Acoustic Session during Sheringham Carnival Week
Cate & Myke play their traditional style of music in what will be their 5th annual performance to benefit Sheringham Museum, during Carnival Week. (Over 14 year-olds only, please)
Monday, July 30 at 6.30 for a 7.30 start
5. Friday Lunchtime talk by postcard expert Lynne Hurst, 'Say Cheese! Half a century of local photography and postcards of Sheringham'
Friday lunchtime talk: A century of photography, photographers and the postcards of Sheringham by Lynne Hurst.
Friday 10th August 12:30- 1.15pm