Working coastguard lookout with a marvellous miscellany of maritime exhibits.
One of England’s smallest museums, Mundesley Maritime Museum is packed with exhibits, including lifesaving paraphernalia, ships wheels, and navigation lights. Prints and other information illustrate over 200 years of the town’s maritime history taking in lifeboats, shipwrecks, fishing, railways and the tragic story of the Mundesley Minefield.
The first floor has been reinstated as a coastguard lookout of the 1930-40s with powerful binoculars for visitors to use to watch passing shipping. It is used as a lookout today by National Coastwatch and visitors are welcome to watch them at work.
Recommended length of visit: 30 minutes
Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.
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