Visit a Church Covered in Enchanting Seashells that Plays Carols All Year Round

Are you looking for something unique to do in, how about a visit down to the shell museum, The Shell Museum in Glandford is the oldest purpose-built museum in Norfolk and houses the finest seashell collection in the UK. As well as thousands of exquisite seashells, the Museum also contains fossils, birds’ eggs, pottery, local archaeological finds, and much more

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See the oldest purpose-built museum in Norfolk down at The Shell Museum!

The museum is absolutely charming. As an early guide to Norfolk described it: “Nature could hardly stage a more delightful scene. Its church is a jewel set in a garden on the hill, looking over the wooded valley where the River Glaven flows to the sea. Below it is a rare little museum for all who love beautiful things…” And as we mention the church, St Martin’s on the hill above the museum chimes the hour and as it does so, it rings out a hymn or Christmas carol.

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2,00 pm to 4.30 pm
  • Over 50 artefacts on offer
  • Prices – Adults £2.50, £2 Senior Citizens, 50p Children.


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