About the Maritime Heritage Centre

Situated in Stiffkey, Norfolk, our Maritime Heritage Centre was the former Officers’ Mess at the Old Military Camp in Stiffkey and has now been generously refurbished for us by Mark Harrison.

In the Maritime Heritage Centre we tell the story of Dunkirk veteran local lifeboat Lucy Lavers.  We have displays of our fishing and wooden boat building heritage, including crab fishing, whelk fishing, and fishing life and communities.  You can watch our films which capture the stories of the last generation of fishermen and lifeboat men to use wooden boats.  There are a number of fishing artefacts and photographs in the centre which have been lent or given to us.  We also have a small display on the history of the Military Camp where we are based.

We aim to tell the stories of working boats and lifeboats and the people who built, owned and crewed them – and to conserve our national maritime heritage by doing this.

There is a small shop with T-shirts, sweatshirts, pens, pencils, tea towels, mugs, postcards, books and jigsaws.  There is also a second room for use as a multipurpose education and events room, including school visits.

Why not come and see us, and Get Involved with what we do?  

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We are grateful for the support for developing the Maritime Heritage Centre and displays from Mark Harrison, HLFNorfolk Coastal Partnership