RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Henry Blogg was an old man when he died, but when you hear about his exploits in plucking imperiled sailors from the treacherous seas you’ll wonder how he managed to cheat death for so long. His bravery is legendary; he launched 387 times and was awarded more medals and commendations than any other lifeboatman in Britain. You can learn more about Blogg at the museum dedicated to him. A lifeboat has been stationed at Cromer since 1804, and this museum at the bottom of The Gangway covers local lifeboat history and the RNLI in general too. The main exhibit is the Watson-class lifeboat HF Bailey, the boat Henry Blogg coxed.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Lift from cliff top to Museum and internal lift
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Sep, Tue-Sun 10-5; Oct-Nov and Feb-Mar 10-4
Also in the area
About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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