Fishermen's Heritage Centre Sheringham
Click on the links below to see online exhibitions of items from our collection
The museum tells the story of the private (non -RNLI) Sheringham lifeboats, with information about the crews and the lives they led. The centrepiece is the preserved Henry Ramey Upcher lifeboat, built in 1894, in its original shed. Other exhibits are housed in restored Victorian longshore fishermen's sheds.
Admission free, voluntary contributions welcome.
Beginning of May to the end of September, Monday to Saturday, 12.00 noon to 4.00pm, Sunday 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Please note that the Centre is run entirely by volunteers and exceptionally the Centre may be closed if no volunteers are available. Also open during the school Easter holiday and Autumn half-term holiday, weather permitting. The Centre is in a very exposed position and is forced to close occasionally when weather conditions are very bad.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO SHERINGHAM
There is an hourly train service from Norwich and also the Heritage railway from Holt.
External Website: http://sheringhamsociety.com/
It is advisable to view this website for any latest news and it will also give you further information before your visit.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS
The Fishermen's Heritage Centre is accessed through the original lifeboat shed and the top of the lifeboat slipway, which has been preserved as it was when in use and does not offer modern access facilities. The slipway consists of a ridged concrete slope (please note that the remaining tie points for boats may present a tripping hazard) and there is a slight step into the lifeboat shed which may present a problem to unaccompanied wheelchair users. Once inside, wheelchairs can access much of the Centre on the flat, although parts are not accessible because of narrow passage ways. Unfortunately the only way of viewing the inside of the lifeboat is from raised platforms approached by steps.
How to Find Us
There is a public pay and display car park in Morris Street, a short walk from the Centre.
Alternatively, a large car park near the North Norfolk Railway Station can be used.