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RNLI Henry Blogg Museum Cromer

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

The Henry Blogg Museum celebrates the most decorated lifeboatman in RNLI history, who served for 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats.

Coxswain Henry Blogg was a local man who became a national hero. During his 38 years as coxswain, he carried out 387 rescues and helped to save 873 lives. He was awarded many honours, including three Gold and four Silver Medals from the RNLI, the George Cross for general war service and a British Empire Medal. To this day, he remains the most decorated person in RNLI history.

The first of Henry’s medal-winning rescues took place in 1917, when his crew launched four times in 14 hours in a terrible storm. Henry, who was awarded his first Gold Medal for the rescue, was commended for his remarkable personality and admirable leadership.

Henry remained as coxswain until he was 74 years old – 10 years beyond statutory retirement age.  By that time, he had served a remarkable 53 years on the lifeboat. The Henry Blogg Museum was founded to commemorate Cromer’s local legend.

The museum tells incredible stories of Cromer people putting their lives in danger to rescue strangers from the sea. At the heart of the museum is the lifeboat stationed at Cromer during WWII. There are puzzles, model boats, Morse code practice and more in this super, family-friendly museum.

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Opening Times

February - March

Tuesday - Sunday

10.00 - 16.00

Last admission 15.45

April - September

Tuesday - Sunday

10.00 - 17.00

Last admission 16.15

October - November

Tuesday - Sunday

10.00 - 16.00

Last admission 15.45

Prices

FREE

*Group and school visits are welcome but please book first.

Facilities

Disabled Access

Baby Changing

Toilets

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