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.

As we have now passed the peak of Sheringham visitor numbers for this year, the session / booking arrangements we have had in place are no longet necessary. You are welcome to visit each day from Wednesday to Saturday (incl) each week. The museum will still be cleaned regularly through each day for your safety.

These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.



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.