Fishermen's Heritage Centre
The Centre is housed in part of the historic Fishing Sheds on West Cliff. The Centre is dedicated to demonstrating the history of the lifeboats provided by the Upcher family of Sheringham Hall for the use of the fishermen of what was then Lower Sheringham, a small fishing hamlet.
There is also information about, and a photographic record of, some of the fishermen who crewed the private lifeboats, many of whom worked in and around the Fishing Sheds, with displays about how they won their livings from the dangerous waters of the North Sea and other aspects of their lives.
Owing to its exposed position on the seafront, the Centre is forced to close under extreme weather conditions. The Centre is entirely staffed by volunteers, and may exceptionally be closed if volunteers are unavailable. Admission is free, but voluntary contributions are requested to pay for the costs of maintenance of the buildings and their contents.
It is best approached from the West Promenade, and is situated close to the concrete bridge over the Fishermen's Slope. It may also be accessed from West Cliff, which is at the seaward end of Morris Street. Items connected with the lifeboat (e.g. pictures, cards, T-shirts etc.) may be purchased.
For further information or to arrange a tour, please contact Society Chairman Reg Grimes on 01263 824343.
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|Notes||During 2012 the Centre will be open 12 to 4pm daily and 2 to 4pm Sundays, from Easter to the end of September provided volunteers are available.|
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West Cliff, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8
Map reference: TG 158433 Lat: 52.94447 Long: 1.21086
Westcliff is at the seaward end of Morris Street, where a public car park can be found, a short walk from the gallery. It can also be reached easily from the West Promenade (turn left at the seaward end of the High Street by the Two Lifeboats Hotel and walk a short distance along the promenade), being attached on the landward side to the Fishermen's Heritage Centre. This can be found close to the concrete bridge over the Fishermen's Slope or West Slipway.
Accessible by Public Transport : Sheringham station