The Shell Museum, Glandford, Norfolk

Visit this tiny jewel of a shell collection in the unique Glaven Valley at Glandford

Photo of Glandford Shell Museum with St Martin's Church in the background
The Shell Museum

The Shell Museum, 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, agate ware, local archaeological finds and many more fascinating items.
The Museum underwent a major refurbishment programme in 2003 when great care and attention were taken to both enhance and preserve its unique Victorian collection.
Read more about the the Museum here.

Next to the Museum stands St Martin's Church, a charming church which contains elaborate woodcarving and beautiful stained glass windows and whose carillon of twelve bells plays a hymn every three hours.
Read more about the the Church here.

Location and Contact Details

The Shell Museum, Glandford
Church House
NR25 7JR
Phone: (01263) 740081
Fax:(01263) 740081
Location map on

Location map

Admission and Opening Times

  • Museum open from Easter Saturday until the end of October
  • Adults - £2.50
    Senior Citizens - £2.00
    Children - 50p
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday
    10am to 12.30pm
    2pm to 4.30pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Open on Bank Holidays
  • Winter Opening - Groups by prior arrangement

Group Visits

Group visits are available by prior arrangement. Guided tours, talks and mystery tours can be arranged.
The Museum and Church are particularly suitable for visits from:

  • Schools
  • Historical Societies
  • Luncheon Clubs
  • WI groups
  • Religious Groups
Photo of the Museum's interior
Inside the Museum

The Shell Museum is a small private trust and receives no public grants of any kind. It depends on the income from visitors for which we thank you.
Registered Charity No. 311106


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