Sheringham Lifeboat

The Station

The central hub for all Sheringham lifeboat operations.


Sheringham lifeboat station was established in 1838 when the Hon. Mrs Charlotte Upcher provided the lifeboat ‘Augusta’. In 1894 this boat was replaced by ‘Henry Ramey Upcher’ another lifeboat funded by the Upcher family. The first RNLI boat, ‘Duncan’ was sent in 1867, she was launched from a carriage and was housed at the East of the town near the Crown Inn.

The current lifeboat house was constructed in 1936 at a cost of £7,616 for Sheringham’s first motor lifeboat – ‘Foresters’ Centenary’.

The boat on it’s launching trolley & the tractor take up most of the room downstairs in the boathouse, also downstairs is the RNLI giftshop and the drying room where the crew’s drysuits, lifejackets and other equipment is stored. Upstairs is the radio room from where the shouts are co-ordinated, a small kitchen, the Hon. Sec’s office and the crew room where meetings, debriefings and talks are held.

We regret to advise our friends, followers and supporters that until further notice Sheringham Lifeboat Station and both shops will be closed to visitors as will all the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat stations, shops, museums and visitor centres. Besides protecting the wellbeing of our volunteers, our staff and our visitors this will enable us to preserve and continue with our lifesaving service. In addition, we will be cancelling all indoor and outdoor RNLI fundraising and other events including visits to schools. We will keep you informed via our website and social media accounts of any developments and will also provide updates on any lifesaving launches. Your support for the RNLI is much appreciated and we hope that you will understand why we have made these difficult decisions.