Sheringham Museum  



Sheringham Museum offers a unique opportunity for children to develop a variety of skills. Visiting the museum provides opportunities for children to engage in collaborative learning, to enhance their problem solving skills and to discuss what they see. Objects from the past have cross-curricular appeal and can support learning in STEM subjects as well as language and history.

Our collection of vintage fishing vessels, lifeboats, and fishing memorabilia helps to place Sheringham’s history in context. There’s Shannock Street where local shops from the past have been re-created and we have a display dedicated to local photographer Olive Edis. From fossils to our latest interactive War Memorial and gansey displays there is a lot to see and do. Each year there’s a Summer Exhibition. See the museum's general website for latest details.

Parents & Teachers

Our Learning website offers material for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils. It has information and activities for both age groups. Children can use the pages independently, but the fun is enhanced when parents and teachers join in.

Each of the units incorporates text and video.

Key Stage 1

KS1 - Fun on the Beach. Become a museum detective and discover some of the interesting things that you might find on the beach. When you’ve finished your investigation you can have a go at making a paper boat, writing a story, making special seaside finger painting or even designing a new seaside bucket.

Key Stage 2

KS2 - Become a museum detective and learn how to dig into history. You can find out how wooden boats were built in Sheringham in the past, learn about current fishing and discover facts about some of the sea life around the North Norfolk Coast. Listen to a geologist explaining the secrets of the Deep History Coast, learn about difficult and dangerous lifeboat rescues and more .....