RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

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




01263 511294


01263 513047

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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 illustrates the history of Cromer lifeboats and Blogg's most famous rescues. The Watson class lifeboat HF Bailey, that served heroically under Blogg in World War Two, is the centrepiece of the museum and features alongside historic photographs, paintings and models. Family friendly interactive displays bring the history of Cromer heroes past and present to life.
You can view the currently operating all weather lifeboat at the station at the end of the pier.

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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
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