The Fishermen's Heritage Centre

The Centre is housed in restored fishing sheds scenically situated at the top of the Fishermen's Slope, still used by fishing boats. It describes the lives led by the fishing community of Sheringham from the 19th century to the present day and contains the preserved lifeboat, the Henry Ramey Upcher, built in 1894 and presented to the fishing community by the Upcher family of Sheringham Hall. This was known as the Fishermen's Lifeboat and saved many lives.

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Opening hours

Easter to the end of September plus October half-term holiday, 12 noon to 4 pm Monday to Saturday, 2.30 to 4.30 pm Sunday. Opening hours sometimes depend on the availability of volunteers and weather conditions, so please check if traveling a long distance.

Admission charges

Entry is free, but please make a donation to cover our costs.

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Commissioning Sheringham's Lifeboat

  • 14 May 2016 3-5pm

The Hon. Charlotte Upcher will be on hand in period costume to explain why she decided in 1838 that Sheringham should have its very own lifeboat and why she would pay for it to be built. Also present will be her daughter-in-law, Caroline Upcher, also in the costume of the period, to tell how she commissioned the successor to Charlotte's boat in 1894. Visitors will be able to see the very boat which Caroline Upcher commissioned.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

The Fishermen's Heritage Centre
West Cliff
NR26 8JT




01263 821737

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