Sheringham Museum




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.

Special Concert Event

In September we are hosting a special musical event - An Evening with Steve Tilston. You can find a lot more information about this event - and purchase tickets if you wish - by clicking HERE.

Music at The Mo - April 27

Friday, April 27 at 7pm for a 7.30 start

We are delighted to welcome Jess Morgan back to these shores after playing to a packed audience in 2017.
"Jess Morgan is a songwriter’s songwriter. Her latest album is a tumbler of unfancied, gutsy song. Her melodies will ring in your ears for days and her stories will play on your heart long after that.

Jess will release new material in 2018 and will support A-ha! on their MTV Unplugged tour including dates at Spektrum in Oslo and the O2 Arena in London – the biggest shows to date for this meticulously hands-on artist artist, who makes her own playable 7″ records at home in her kitchen. The 405 called her “a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all.”

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Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Please enter the museum via the rear Schools Entrance on Lifeboat Plain.
You are welcome to bring your own drinks and glasses
Lift and stairs access to the 2nd floor

Tickets, which are £5 can be purchased:
Online via the Billetto link below
Or at the museum reception during half term opening 10 to 17 February (10-4.30) & Sunday 18 February (12-4)
Or from the start of our main season opening on Sat 24 March. Please see general opening times below.

For further information, email:


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Sheringham History Group meeting

May 2, at 7.30pm

The talk this evening will centre on Private James Olley, who was involved in the Charge of the Light Brigade

Talk & Walk with Tim Groves – Coastal Erosion and the changing face of Sheringham

Saturday, May 5, 2pm

View the landscape and its visible changes through historic tourism and the coming of the steam train. Meet at the museum shop and walk ends at Beeston Hill.
Walks will last between 60-90 minutes and a reasonable level of fitness is required. Cost £3.00 for Museum Members & Art Pass holders or £5.00 for others. No need to book, just turn up on the day.
Please note this walk is weather permitting and thus subject to last minute cancelation.

It's Rubbish! Marine Plastics exhibition

During normal museum hours from May 7 - May 14

Showcasing work by pupils at Sheringham County Primary School in conjunction with Kate Munro, NNDC, Marine Conservation Society, Keep Britain Tidy, Blue Flag and the Beach Cleans.
View the ideas and sculpture made from reusing locally collected beach waste.

Friday Lunchtime Talk - The Unknown Hand

Friday, May 11 at 12.30pm

Sheringham, a century ago - anonymous poison pen letters are circulating..... A tale of mystery, scandal, intrigue and not-so-clever police strategy told by Jane Crossen, one of our Museum researchers.
Museum friends, volunteers, Art pass holders free
Others– included with museum admission.

Sign writing workshop with Colin Seal

Saturday, May 12

Learn the history of sign-making and make your own in this hands-on workshop.
All materials supplied. £25 Museum Friends, £30 per person otherwise. Please book at the museum shop.

A free evening of Acoustic Music

Friday, May 25, at 7.00 for a 7.30 start

This evening we will be showcasing the talent of Samphire, Chris Pidgeon and Anne-Marie Sanderson.

Samphire: "We play a multitude of instruments such as guitar, melodeon, recorders, mandolin, bass, harmonica, flutes, saxophone, violin, keyboards. Influences include a multitude of genres such as traditional Folk, Folk Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock and World Music, Irish, Latin, Greek and Eastern European through to REM, Crowded House, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Rolling Stones and many others, 300+ eclectic tunes".

Chris Pidgeon is a singer-songwriter from the fine city of Norwich. A folkrock storyteller, writing about growing up, family, friends, music, work and play. 2015 saw the release of his debut "Always the Bridesmaid" e.p. and 2017 the 'a room with a view' e.p. both receiving a host of support and airplay from bbc introducing amongst others. Chris earned supports with the likes of Grant Nicholas (feeder), Ben Ottewell (gomez) amongst others and more recently slots at Sundown, Whitenoise and Folk in a Field Festivals and a series of shows with Scottish legends Big Country.

We are delighted to welcome singer/songwriter Anne Marie Sanderson, as part of an extensive tour.
"Anne-Marie Sanderson makes songs that ripple, peacefully, like circles in the water—full of gradual but unstoppable outward motion... delicate, but by no means flimsy, folk." - Ned Lannaman, The Portland Mercury
" a more symphonic Laura Veirs [...] Sumptuous." - Higher Plain Music”

Please enter the Museum via the Schools Entrance on Lifeboat Plain.
You are welcome to bring your own drinks and glasses. Lift and stairs access to the 2nd floor. There will be a retiring collection to support Sheringham Museum.

For further information, email:


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Olive Edis - A Life in Focus

Open from June 6 until Sept 23 - normal museum hours

The Museum's 2018 Summer Exhibition - an in-depth view of the life of Olive Edis FRPS, Sheringham's pioneering photographer.
There have been a number of recent exhibitions of photographs by Olive Edis, and indeed our exhibition includes the travelling exhibition 'The Road to Ypres'. She was a great photographer - Fellowships of the Royal Photographic Society are not granted lightly - but there was much more to Ms Edis.
This exhibition highlights the person behind the camera: entrepreneur, adventurer, inventor, public speaker, music lover, at ease with people of every level in society and a caring family member. There are photographs, of course, but this exhibition is about much more.
During the sixteen-week course of this exhibition we will be providing a range of special events and workshops. Watch this space for up-to-date information

For further information, email:

Hilary Cox and Marine Conservation Society public meeting

2nd July 2018 time tbc (evening meeting)

Top Deck education room meeting and information gathering panel for MCZ's hosted by Hillary Cox and Marine Conservation Society.
time tbc

Partners in Time - free acoustic session

Monday, July 30 at 6.30 for a 7.30 start

Cate & Myke play their traditional style of music in what will be their 5th annual performance to benefit Sheringham Museum, during Carnival Week.

The main front promenade door will be open at 6.30 for a 7.30 start.
A cash bar will be available.
Lift and stairs access to the 2nd floor. There will be a retiring collection to support Sheringham Museum.

For further information, email:


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