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. We have a short video to tell you about her life and the exhibition - click HERE to see it. There is more information as well on our Summer Exhibition page.

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. Pinhole Camera making workshop with artist Kate Munro.
Get Snappy! Work with artist Kate Munro to make your own pinhole camera in this whole day workshop.
Saturday 18th August 10.30-3.30pm
3. Talk with Tim Groves: Looking at Old Sheringham Photographs from the Past
Talk includes tour of the museum with Social Historian, Tim Groves.
Wednesday 22nd August 7pm
4. Lunchtime Curator Tour
Lunchtime curator tour
Friday 24th August 12.30-1.15pm
5. Friday Lunchtime Talk - Autochome photography
Olive Edis used the Autochrome process to make her beautiful colour portraits. This talk will show you how it worked!
Friday, September 7 - 12.30 to 1.15