RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
A Norfolk hero remembered
Coxswain Henry Blogg (1876-1954) was the RNLI’s most decorated lifeboat man. 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. 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. Recommended length of visit: 1 to 2 hours
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Other good things to do nearby
Visit the lifeboat station at the end of the pier and compare the museum lifeboat to the one in use today. Walk the cliffs to the East of the museum and take in landmarks such as Cromer Lighthouse and Happy Valley, as well as some of the best views in Norfolk. On your way, look out for the bronze bust of Henry Blogg, looking out to sea. The Rocket House Café is in the same building as the museum or you can seek out some of the town’s many other excellent pubs, cafés and fish and chip shops.
Travel and parking
Once in Cromer head for the sea. The museum is on the promenade, east of the pier. It’s in a cream and white building flying the RNLI flag. Ample pay and display parking is available in Cromer. For full details see our Access Statement. Public transport: The train station is 15 to 20 minutes walk. There are regular train services from Norwich and Sheringham.
February – March, Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
April – September, Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
October – November, Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Facilities and access
Other access information: Click here for a copy of the museum’s access statement. Telephone for further details.