Peter Coke Shell Gallery
Charming displays of over 100 remarkable and stunningly realistic shell-art creations made by actor Peter Coke (1913 to 2008). This seaside gallery houses intricate gardens, castles and flower arrangements all made with shells from all over the world and described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘Wonderful art’.
Peter Coke is perhaps best known for his role as Paul Temple in the popular 1950s radio show and as a film and television actor.
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Other things to do nearby:
Next door to the Gallery is the Fishermen’s Heritage Centre and along the promenade to the east is Sheringham Museum (The Mo), contaning former RNLI lifeboats which served Sheringham with other displays about the town. The current RNLI station is on the promenade to the west. Enjoy the beach and the wide range of independent shops and perhaps take a trip on the Poppy Line preserved railway. Just out of town is Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall is slightly further – both are National Trust. There are plenty of good cafes, restaurants, pubs, fish and chip shops, seafood and ice cream sellers in the area.
Recommended length of visit: 15 to 30 minutes
Travel and parking
On the sea front, west of the High Street. Ample pay and display parking (near the railway stations or on Morris Street) within walking distance. Public transport: Bittern Line and Poppy Line railways. Coast Hopper, Konnect and Sanders bus services.
Museum closed for the winter, reopens April 2018
Monday to Saturday 12noon – 4pm
Sundays 1.30pm – 4pm
Free, but please make a donation to cover our operating costs.
Facilities and access
Other access information: Entirely level access.