The Maritime Trail

This wonderful trail will take you on a journey through North East Norfolk’s maritime history, providing insights into the lives of fishermen, lighthouse keepers, lifeboat men and naval heroes.

The trail starts at The Fishermen’s Heritage Centre in Sheringham, home of the Henry Ramey Upcher lifeboat. It then takes you to three maritime museums along the coast, and on to Happisburgh. Here (subject to opening times) you can climb the church tower to see amazing coastal vistas and visit the inside of the Happisburgh lighthouse.

The trail ends at Waxham Great Barn, which houses a permanent historical display on the theme of coastal life in the area.

Further information and opening times for the Fishermen’s Heritage Centre can be found here

The Mo Sheringham Museum’s web site is here

The Henry Blogg Museum web site is here

The Mundesley Maritime Museum web site, with opening times, is here

For a history of St Mary’s Church Tower, Happisburgh and a schedule of opening times, visit the web site here

There is a history of Happisburgh Lighthouse, and details of opening times is here

For a historical background to Waxham Great Barn, see here

FREE Maritime Trail

Each trail comes in two versions. The print version is optimised for A4 printing or downloading to tablets. Download the mobile version if using a smart phone.