Sheringham Museum: The Mo

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Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8BG (Tel. 01263 824482)

About us



The Mo is an independent museum located on Sheringham's seafront with stunning galleries featuring a rich variety of photographs, social history items, agricultural and fishing artefacts as well as an extraordinary historic fleet of local lifeboats and fishing boats. Sheringham, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, has a history that stretches back over a thousand years.

Discover the story of the town and its proud, brave, independent people over the last two centuries, told through beautiful displays packed with interesting things to see, hear and do.

The Mo looks to Sheringham’s past, present and future. The museum is at the heart of its community, cherishing its past, run and cared for today by local people and planning for a bright future. Across the sea a new landmark has emerged – Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarm and visitors at The MO can also find out more about this exciting addition to Norfolk’s green energy offer.

The Mo has a brilliant team of volunteers and is also able to offer a small number of work experience placements and student internships every year. To find out more about us....read on!

Our Collection

Ground floor galleries (45 minutes to one hour)

Starting with the breath-taking Boat Hall, our ground floor displays showcase Sheringham’s unique collection of lifeboats, placing them alongside historic fishing boats and seaside stories. Peer into a fisherman’s cottage, hear about the miracles of boat building and wonder at the many crafts and traditions of everyday fisher-family life.

Virtual Tour

You might like to take a 3-D virtual tour of the Ground floor, using your mouse cursor to take you around. Use the link above then click on the place on the floor where you would like to stand, then drag sideways (either way) to view all around that spot.

First Floor galleries (45 minutes to one hour)

Diverse displays include the charming, colourful shops of Shannock Street, two changing exhibition galleries and the action-packed Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm Visitor Centre – designed by one of the teams behind the Science Museum. Visitors can find out more about Sheringham during the war years and about the remarkable Upcher family of Sheringham Park, as well as setting out along the gantry for spell-binding views of the great life boats below.

Viewing Tower (5-10 minutes)

Visitors can enjoy stunning views across the North Sea, over the higgledy piggledy streets of Sheringham and to the cliffs and hills beyond.

Have look at our Welcome Leaflet and Museum and Gallery Floor Plan:
http://www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk/images/Sheringhamleaflet.pdf
http://www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk/images/MoMap.pdf

Volunteering

(In the photograph, a group of our volunteers enjoy a visit to The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, organised by the Museum)

The Mo has a brilliant team of volunteers, who make the museum the wonderful place it is. Our volunteers choose to work with us for lots of reasons:

  • Meet new people and have fun in a friendly environment
  • Gain unique museum-based work experience
  • Develop or share your skills
  • Enhance your C.V.
  • Spend time working with wonderful collections in a beautiful building
  • Learn about fascinating histories and stories
  • Become part of the museum team




Our volunteers support us in a variety of different ways:

  • Bringing the museum and its stories to life for visitors
  • Helping organise and facilitate events
  • Helping greet visitors and serving in the shop
  • Working with school groups and developing educational resources
  • Doing creative tasks, particularly graphic design or photography
  • Supporting our PR and marketing activities
  • Looking after historic lifeboats and fishing boats
  • Housekeeping and DIY


For more information or to register interest email enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

You can download a volunteer registration form here.

Student Placements

We are also able to offer a small number of work experience placements and student internships every year. If you are interested in a placement, please get in touch.

Whether you have a few hours a month or a few hours a day, and whatever your background and experience, we would love to hear from you.

For more information or to register interest email enquiries@sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Find out more

For more information about what we do and any opportunities we offer, use the links provided to our website and follow us here on icanbea.

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