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Fishermen's Heritage Centre

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Pop in when you're strolling along the promenade

Houses the old lifeboat. Free to visit and very interesting to look around and see the history and... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
Great local history

The fishermen’s Heritage Centre contains the original wooden lifeboat. It is beautifully looked... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2019
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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OPEN APRIL 13TH until APRIL 22nd for EASTER HOLIDAYS then closed until MAY 1ST 2019 when open for main season. Fisheries Heritage Centre displaying a rowing and sailing lifeboat operated by a large crew of fishermen in its original lifeboat shed.
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West Cliff | Fishermen's Slope on West Promenade, Sheringham NR26 8JT, England
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Houses the old lifeboat. Free to visit and very interesting to look around and see the history and details of lives saved.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HamptonKex
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

The fishermen’s Heritage Centre contains the original wooden lifeboat. It is beautifully looked after and could tell some stories of the good old days. There is lots of information about the crew of the boat and stories to read. This is free to look round...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

A small free museum housed in what seemed to be the old lifeboat house. Tells the story of the local fishing industry and displays an old rowing and sail lifeboat. Well worth leaving the promenade to have a look one afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Trufflesnuffler
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Great little museum on the history of local fisherman. Free to enter, but donations encouraged. Staff always friendly. Great way to spend anything from a few minutes to half an hour. Just off the seafront.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank C783356
Reviewed May 19, 2019

This is a small museum that is free to enter. there is so much information here that you could easily spend an hour or more reading it. The exhibits are well laid out and very informative on the local history. If you like maritime history...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chrysanthemum2
Reviewed October 31, 2018

An excellent display showing the bravery of men who manned the early lifeboat at Sheringham. The display is maintaine by charitable donation only and is well woth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ernie09Kent
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This little museum is well worth a visit. Not only do you view the old lifeboat,, but the information boards tell fascinating stories of the people who lived in Sheringham, and the courage they displayed. I was touched by the sight of the Kapok jackets...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RuthieRoy
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Very atmospheric old lifeboat shed with some lovely displays, very atmospheric and enjoyable. Friendly staff too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C783356
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Visited recently ( live in local area ) what a lovely little museum, full of history, well laid out. huge rowing lifeboat takes centre stage. Certainly makes you think about the bravery and strength of the crew. History of Sheringham Lifeboat, how it started and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shirley-7
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Staying in Sherringham this is well worth a visit lots of info very knowledgable volunteers had a great look round enjoyable visit How tough these old sailors must have been

Date of experience: August 2018
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