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 also share the stories of working boats and lifeboats and the people who built, owned and crewed them – and conserve our local maritime heritage by doing this.  We have displays of our fishing and wooden boat building heritage, including crab fishing, whelk fishing, and fishing life and communities.  There are a number of fishing artefacts and photographs in the centre which have been lent or given to us. You can watch Our Films which capture the stories of the last generation of fishermen and lifeboat men to use wooden boats.  We also have a small display on the history of the Military Camp where we are based. You'll also find our small shop selling merchandise, postcards, books and more. 

At our centre we also have a multipurpose Event Room, which is perfect for using by groups or school visits.

Contact us to find out more.

How to Find us.


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