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Fishermen's Heritage Centre

West Cliff | Fishermen's Slope on West Promenade, Sheringham NR26 8JT, England
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Not large but worth a visit

This is a free visitors centre . Lots of history and old artifacts from times gone by. Helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linda R
small but full of info

The Fisherman's Heritage Centre is located close to the beach and although small is full of info... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnm1951
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Fisheries Heritage Centre displaying a rowing and sailing lifeboat operated by a large crew of fishermen in its original lifeboat shed.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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West Cliff | Fishermen's Slope on West Promenade, Sheringham NR26 8JT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a free visitors centre . Lots of history and old artifacts from times gone by. Helpful friendly staff..

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fisherman's Heritage Centre is located close to the beach and although small is full of info about the Henry Ramey Upcher lifeboat and the local family that funded it also tributes to the heroism of the local fishermen who risked life and limb to...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Lovely characterful place to wander around right on the prom by the fisherman's slope... Lots of interesting fishing memorabilia and stuff from days gone by.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Really enjoyed our chat with the volunteer & also checking out the history of this old lifeboat & it's station

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

The main exhibit is an old rowed lifeboat which in itself is tribute enough to the bravery of the fishermen who risked their life's manning it. When combined with the rest of the exhibits including the records of those lost at sea then this little...More

Thank mikeromilly
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

See the old rowed lifeboat, the people who went out in the stormy North Sea in this must have been really brave.There is also a small museum of old life boat related items. It's all free. Our grandson loves it. The RNLI is a charity,...More

Thank Robert B
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Malcolm P, Chief Steward, Fisheries Heritage Centre at Fishermen's Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

The Henry Ramey Upcher is a private non RNLI lifeboat and the Fishermen's Heritage Centre is operated by the Sheringham Society a local charity. Monies we collect are used to look after the building and boat and to pay for services like electricity. We rely...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

A boat house with a large rowing rescue boat used in Sheringham in the past, along with a collection of items from the area to do with fishing. Well worth reading the information boards and talking with the volunteers on duty.

Thank Clivel_98
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

A very good interesting place to visit even when it was hard it looked as if the people had a bond with each other It looks like the fishermen had a very hard life

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

A good place to stop to find out more about Sheringham and it's heritage. There's a lot of detail and exhibits, such as the old private lifeboat - including details about it's call outs. There's also old fishing equipment and a tribute to some of...More

1  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Deep sea fishing was once the life blood of towns like Sheringham and this little museum pays tribute to the brave tough fisherfolk who made their living through this quite dangerous occupation. It charts the history of the ships and crews that toiled in the...More

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