The Fishermen’s Heritage Centre was the name originally given, when it first opened, to what is now the Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum. Alongside our main exhibit, the lifeboat operated by the town’s fishermen, the intention was to aim to keep alive Sheringham’s heritage as a settlement in which fishing, especially for crabs and lobsters, was the principal occupation of the inhabitants before tourism began to feature as an equally important source of income towards the end of the 19th century. This former name may still be found on some websites and guide books.
The name was changed to more accurately reflect the nature of the museum. Since its move to a larger site a few years ago, Sheringham Museum at the Mo (which also contains four preserved lifeboats) has more information about the town’s fishing industry in earlier decades than we have space for.
For information on opening times, directions and disabled access to the Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum, click on the relevant sections above. For a detailed description of the museum itself, click on Fishermen’s Lifeboat Museum. For Sheringham Museum’s website see our Links page.