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.

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 -

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.

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Folkart- Lunchtime Talk

21st June 12.30-1.15pm

Folkart: Time on our hands, an exhibition lunchtime talk with the two Curators; Lesley Lougher and Lisa Little, giving an insight into the many different areas of the exhibition and the objects on show.

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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:

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