In accordance with government advice and in line with other museums and galleries (including Sheringham Museum and all those run by Norfolk Museums Service) the Fishermen’s Heritage Centre and the Peter Coke Shell Gallery will not open as formerly scheduled and will remain closed until further notice, as a consequence of the Corvid 19 outbreak.
The situation will be kept under review. We regret having to take this action but it is necessary to protect both potential visitors and our own volunteer stewards.
The exhibition, organised by the Arts Committee, was very well attended once more. A handsome profit of around £650 was made from the sale of paintings and other fund raising. This will be donated to the appeal for the building of the proposed North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer Hospital.
This unit will greatly increase the capacity for chemotherapy treatment at Cromer, reducing the need for patients to travel to Norwich. It will also free up space in the hospital for more surgical procedures to be carried out.
One of the more famous rescues carried out by the Henry Ramey Upcher Fishermen’s Lifeboat was of the brig Ispolen in 1897.
The remains of the wreck are occasionally exposed by storms and tides to public view.
The latest exposure was on 29 October 2018 and photographs are shown below. There was a big storm in December 2013 which took away some of the timbers but it appears that since that catastrophic event even more timbers have been lost.
Fishermen’s Heritage Centre