RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

The lifeboat HFBailey at the centre of the museum
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Coxswain Henry Blogg (1876-1954) was the RNLI's most decorated lifeboatman. During his 53 years of service Blogg was awarded three Gold and four Silver RNLI medals for gallantry, as well as the George Cross and British Empire Medal. With the assistance of his dedicated crew, he launched some 387 times and helped to save 873 lives around the Cromer coast.
The museum tells incredible stories of Cromer men putting their lives in danger to rescue strangers from the sea. You will find interviews with crew members, 'kit' to try on for yourself, model boats, Morse code practice and more in this super, family-friendly museum.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday
April to September: 10.00 - 17.00
October to November: 10.00 - 16.00
December to January: special events only
February to March: 10.00 - 16.00
Last admission 15 minutes before closing.
Also open on some Bank Holidays.
If you are making a special visit, please call ahead to confirm opening times.

School and other group bookings are welcomed by appointment. Our education and community room is available for research and private hire. Please enquire for more details.

Closed: Monday (for Bank holidays - please call 01263 511294 for details)
December & January

Admission charges

Admission is free but donations are welcome

Collection details

Industry, Maritime, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Cromer beach

Blood on the Beach: a 1950s Murder Mystery

  • 14 May 2016 8:30-9:45pm

Enjoy a night of murder and intrigue by torch light!
To discover the truth behind the terrible fate of Professor Cecil Hunter, a visiting fossil hunter who has gone missing before his lecture…
Meet colourful characters, along your way as you investigate and find clues around the town to help solve this murder so foul.
Booking is essential. Details will follow soon.

In partnership with Cromer Museum.
Part of the North Norfolk Stories festival for Museums at Night

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
The Rocket House
The Gangway
NR27 9ET






01263 511294

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