The Sheringham Experience
Sheringham, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, has a recorded history that stretches back over a thousand years. The Museum tells the story of the town and its proud, brave, independent people, told through beautiful displays packed with interesting things to see, hear and do.
Our collection, running over three floors, includes a rich variety of social history items, agricultural and fishing artefacts as well as our spectacular fleet of boats. We have a large collection of fishermen's ganseys, those beautifully-knitted pullovers that stood as the icon of the coastal fishing industry. We have collections of important photographs, fossils ranging from tiny ammonites to bones from a prehistoric elephant, artefacts from both World Wars, an excellent art collection and more. It's well worth a visit!
Many visitors are surprised by the size of the Museum; it's built into the cliff face, so it's bigger than it appears from outside. You can easily spend an hour and a half exploring its quirky corners.
The Museum organises well over 20 public events over the year, with a major exhibition each summer and events to support Sheringham's many cultural initiatives.
Apart from our professional manager and a part-time assistant, the museum is staffed by volunteers. It's a community enterprise of which we are very proud and we would love to have you come and visit us!
Artefact of the Month
Each month we highlight an object from our collection that we think you may find particularly interesting. It might be something we have recently added to the collection, or it might be something from deep in our archives. They all have great back stories - we have a photograph or two and some details that explain why we think they are special. Click HERE to find out for yourself!