A tiny jewel of a shell collection in the unique Glaven Valley, Glandford, North Norfolk

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, pottery, local archaeological finds and much more. Glandford Church and the river Glaven, with a picturesque ford, wild ducks and foot bridge, are located close by.
The 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.

Opening times

Museum open from Easter Saturday until
the end of October

Open Tuesday to Saturday

10am to 12.30pm and
2pm to 4.30pm


Closed Sunday and Monday

Open on Bank Holidays

Winter opening - groups welcome by prior appointment

Admission prices

Adults - £2.50
Senior Citizens - £2.00
Children - 50p

Location and contact details

The Shell Museum, Glandford
Church House
Glandford
Near Holt
Norfolk
NR25 7JR

Tel: 01263 740081

“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...”

Glandford described in an early Guide to the County of Norfolk

Other places to visit nearby