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Events at the Museum

The museum organises and presents a range of events throughout the year, generally cultural in nature. Our aim is to provide a series of enjoyable experiences for our community.

These events can cover quite a range of activities, but they all relate in some way to the life and culture of Sheringham and its surrounds.

The Sheringham History Group holds most of its meetings at the museum, where they present an interesting range of talks. You can see a list of upcoming talks as well as more information about the group by visiting their website - www.sheringhamhistory.co.uk

Folkart: Time on our hands

14th June every day until 27th October 2019

Folkart: a major new show at Sheringham Museum celebrating the richness of the fisherfolk artists of the coast.

Nowhere is the inspiration of the sea on artists more evident than in the everyday work of fisherfolk. This year, the exhibition Folkart: Time on our hands encompasses sailor’s craftwork as well as an insight into the lives of those who live on and from the sea. And Craske fans are in for a very special treat, with the showing of paintings and the embroidery collection that the museum holds - including some pieces never seen publicly before.

The exhibition showcases a range of skills, from the unknown ‘ship-in-a bottle’ or ship model maker, to embroidered seascapes known as ‘woollies’; from ‘pierhead’ paintings - ship portraits for seafarers - to the basket maker, the net maker, the rope-splicer, and the wood-carver - among many others.

For further information, email: enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Website: www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk


Friday Lunchtime Talk: East Anglian Traditional Music Trust – Dulcimer’s of East Anglia

Friday 26 July 12.30-1.15

Lunchtime Talk: East Anglian Traditional Music Trust – Dulcimers of East Anglia
Normal museum admission applies.

Join Richard Blake from Hushwing,and learn all about the Dulcimer, perhaps the most distinctive of all East Anglia’s musical instruments. You may have seen the dulcimer in the museums exhibition? Now come discover its own unique story.
A dulcimer is a large stringed instrument, trapezoid in shape, and dates from at least the late 15th century. Until recently little was known about the regional variations and history of this instrument.
The instruments played in East Anglia vary in their tuning method to those from other areas. The instruments from this region also have a distinctive styling. They were played with cane beaters, bent and bound with wool.

For further information, email: enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Website: www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk


Man & Mammoth a weekend twin-site collaboration

Saturday 24th August 10.00-4:00pm

Man & Mammoth; a twin-site collaboration over the weekend celebrating early man and the mega-fauna found along our coastline.

Saturday 24th join us at the museum along with John Lord, expert flint knapper, who will be demonstrating methods of flint stone tool making throughout the day. Throughout the whole weekend pop along and see examples of tools, fossils and geology found along on coastline.

10-4pm drop-in and included in normal museum admission.

Sunday 25th over at Gunton Sawmill see 'Man the toolmaker' during your visit and watch the ancient water-powered sawmill and meet expert Rhykenologist with his collection of wood-working planes and tools in this handsomely hand thatched restored building.

2-5pm drop-in demonstrations included in normal Sawmill admission. (Adults £3 and accompanied children free) for more information please see: www.guntonparksawmill.co.uk

For further information, email: enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Website: www.guntonparksawmill.co.uk


East Anglian Traditional Music Trust workshop and performance: 11am Melodeon Workshop & at 2pm an acoustic performance.

Saturday 31 August 11am and 2pm

Saturday 31 August East Anglian Traditional Music Trust workshop and performance 11am & 2pm
11am Melodeon Workshop
A traditional musical event in conjunction with the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, SqueezEAst Concertinas, Vintage Squeeze and Richard Blake. “Have a Go” yourself or listen to the experts play melodeons, concertinas, dulcimers and see jig dolls too.

2pm A unique acoustic performance of East Anglian Traditional Music from our region's finest performers, Hushwing. This set will really bring the exhibition alive. as you hear the songs sung in Sheringham for centuries.

Normal museum admission applies

For further information, email: enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Website: http://www.eatmt.org.uk/


Lunchtime talk: Luke Scott exploring when Folkart becomes Fineart.

Friday 20 September 12.30-1.15

Luke Scott of Paffron & Scott, explores when Folkart becomes Fineart by looking at the work of Alfred Wallis, John Craske and Colin Millington.

Normal museum admission applies

For further information, email: enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Website: http://www.paffronandscott.co.uk/


Evening Storytelling ticketed event: Dark Matters, The Devil as Trickster

Wednesday 23rd October 8.00-10.00pm

Evening Storytelling ticketed event- Doors open 7.30pm Rear Entrance, Lifeboat Plain.

Dark Matters, The Devil as Trickster. Satanic Stories reimagined by Jonathan Lambert Wrapped in sound and served on a bed of wry humour.

Dark Matters comprises six traditional tales featuring the Devil as a trickster figure, set in a soundscape devised and composed in collaboration with German composer Nicki Frenking.

The stories follow both the seasons of the year and the ages of man. Dark and funny by turn, this is the Devil in his mediaeval incarnation and not the twentieth century, ‘evil personified’ anti-Christ of X-rated horror films. Though capricious by nature, and an unwelcome guest, his role is to test our moral fibre. We need only fear him if we are found wanting.

The show lasts approximately 90 minutes, plus an interval, and is suitable for ages 10 and upwards.

For more information or to book tickets please contact: https://lamsound.com/storytelling/ or email jon@lamsound.com

For further information, email: jon@lamsound.com

Website: www.lamsound.com


Lunchtime Talk: Rachel Donald on the Home Arts & Industies and Miss Jefferis woodcarving class for fisherboys.

Friday 25th October 12.30-1.15

Friday Lunchtime Talk by Rachel Donald on the Home Arts and Industries and Miss Jefferis woodcarving class for fisherboys.

Normal Museum admission applies

For further information, email: enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Website: www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk


FOLKART SYMPOSIUM Folkart: time on our hands

Friday 1 November- and Saturday 2 November

FOLKART: Time on our hands Symposium

Friday November 1st
Evening registration, drinks reception Folkart exhibition preview 5.30-7.00pm

Saturday November 2nd 9.30am - 4.00pm
A morning of Talks:
Christine Humphries on John Craske; painter in wool
Des Pawson- Maritime mats and rope making
Lesley Lougher on the Home Arts and Industries and CoSalt

Lunch and refreshments are included

and an afternoon of practical workshops to choose from, including:
Making a Maritime rope mat with Des & Liz Pawson
Sheringham panoramic embroidery - description of process and motif stitching workshop with Lisa Little
The Gansey sample project and knitting workshop with Lesley Lougher

and Open forum panel discussion - Fine art versus Folk Art with artists Colin Seal and Rachel Donald to close.

All materials are provided and included in the cost although bringing a basic sewing kit is recommended.

* please note that there is a limited number of places for the workshops and these will be allocate don a first-come-first-served basis.

£30 per head or £25 per head for Museum Friends
please email for a booking form or download by clicking HERE

For further information, email: enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Website: www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk