The Shell Museum, Glandford, Norfolk
Visit this tiny jewel of a shell collection in the unique Glaven Valley at Glandford
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
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
Phone: (01263) 740081
Location map on MultiMap.com
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 are available by prior arrangement. Guided
tours, talks and mystery tours can be arranged.
The Museum and Church are particularly suitable for visits from:
- Historical Societies
- Luncheon Clubs
- WI groups
- Religious Groups
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