RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

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This family friendly museum tells the courageous history of saving lives at sea in Cromer. The first lifeboat was brought to Cromer in 1805 and the incredible volunteers have won 64 medals for their amazing efforts through the past 200 years. Henry Blogg served on the lifeboat for 53 years and is the most decorated RNLI crewmember. He was coxswain of the lifeboat H.F Bailey during World War II which is on display in the museum. There are also model lifeboats, Henry Blogg's impressive collection of medals, old movies, photographs and paintings as well as lots of hands on activities.

Guide Prices

Admission is free. All donations are very much appreciated.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


RNLI CromerRNLI Cromer, CromerCromer Lifeboat Station is open to visitors most days and from the public gallery you can see the all-weather lifeboat. Discover history and visit the souvenir shop. The station has a remarkable history of war time rescues with 139 taking place between 1939 and 1945, saving 450 lives.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
A local authority car park on Cadogan Road charges 60p per hour and is a ten minute walk from the museum. From the car park head to your right down Cadogan Road, cross at the junction onto Hamilton road with follows onto Church Street. The third left hand turn is The Gangway. The museum is at the bottom of this steep hill on the right. There is a lift to avoid the steep descent. Disabled parking is available on the Promenade. Look at the sea and walk to right until you reach the museum.

By Public Transport:
From Cromer Station. Walk to the pier, turn right and walk along the promenade to the museum.

Accessible by Public Transport: Cromer station is 2 miles away.

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum


The Rocket House, The Gangway, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ET

Tel: 01263 511294


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Opening Times

* February–March
10am–4pm (last admission 3:45pm)

10am–5pm (last admission 4.15pm)

10am–4pm (last admission 3.45pm)

We try to open on Bank Holiday Mondays but please phone to check before travelling.

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