Sheringham Museum in Sheringham, Norfolk, United Kingdom | Museum

Welcome to the Sheringham Museum, United Kingdom. In December 2006 Sheringham was successful in its bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major grant to build a new Museum. For many years the town has boasted a small Museum located in a series of Fishermen’s Cottages behind the main street, with an impressive array of displays of photographs and artefacts. But the purchase of three of the town’s historic lifeboats meant new accommodation had to be found for a collection that will be unrivalled in the United Kingdom, if not the world.

Sheringham is a small town on the northern coast of Norfolk. The Sheringham Museum collections reflect the town’s development from a fishing village specialising in crabs and whelks in the 19th century to a fashionable holiday destination for families arriving by railway in the early 20th century. The new Museum will house a unique collection of lifeboats, fishing boats and displays of local history in settings that are designed to evoke a real sense of time and place.

The small town of Sheringham on the north coast of Norfolk has a unique claim as the only community in the world to possess four of its original lifeboats.

Many of the lifeboat launches were made to save the lives of the fishing fraternity that were a prime source of the community’s livelihood. The collection at the Sheringham Museum includes a number of their boats.

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