The railway's headquarters, is more than just a station. There is a souvenir shop and a buffet, as well as an attractive booking hall and a ladies' waiting room. The station is ideally situated for you to take a stroll through the town and walk along the promenade before joining your train.
Why not take advantage of our 360° Tours and have a look around Sheringham station prior to your visit?
From the A148 take the A1082. There is a brown tourist sign at the junction. We are next to the large car park by the roundabout.
The station is situated in the centre of Sheringham, a thriving fishing town. The station has been the location for many films and is frequently chosen by artists.
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There is a large Council Pay and Display car park immediately opposite the station.
Various bus services pass the station doors, with Sheringham's main bus stops being on Station Approach. The services include fast and frequent Konectbus connections to and from Norwich and Cromer; further details about bus services can be found on our 'How to find us' page.
We are only across the road from the other Sheringham station which is served by Abellio Greater Anglia. You may claim a 10% discount on presentation of a valid rail ticket to Sheringham, except on special events.
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There is souvenir shop, with a wide range of railway books, videos, souvenirs and postcards, together with a buffet on platform 1. On the same platform you will find a waiting room, with a coal fire during the colder months. There are museum displays in the waiting room at various times throughout the year.
The Station Buffet at Sheringham has had a 'Scores on the Doors' Food Hygiene rating of 5 out of 5 awarded by North Norfolk District Council; this is something that we are very proud of and aim to maintain!
The wooden-bodied carriage on platform 3 houses a "hands-on" childrens' activity area, aimed at introducing younger visitors to the railway and explaining how things work.
A water tower, in the M&GN style, has been built just past the bridge, on your left as you leave the station. There is also a replica water crane at the end of platform 2.
Sheringham is now the location of the railway's connection to the national rail network, via the reinstated level crossing. Work started on replacing the "missing link" in the winter of 2009/2010, opening in March 2010. Charter trains and visiting engines are now able to access the NNR over the crossing up to around 10 times a year. Click here to view details of the level crossing project.
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During Winter 2015, the existing Tourist Information Centre will be demolished and replaced by a more historically sympathetic building which will incorporate new station toilets and an enhanced gift shop, as well as all the facilities currently offered by the TIC. The current shop on platform 1 at Sheringham will then become additional seating for the station buffet.
Future plans for the station include replacing the buildings and platform canopy on platform 2 that were demolished by British Railways. There is also a plan to install a footbridge here to allow uninterruped access between the two platforms, we are currently accepting donations to fund this project, please contact us for more information.
There may also be a second water crane at the east end of platform 1.
The station opened on 16th June 1887 and was extended in 1896. It was the built in the 'classic' E&M pavilion style. The current station building, externally, is broadly similar to the extended station although the where the buffet now is there was a parcels office and an open space under the overall canopy. The canopy has recently been faithfully restored in its original style.
On platform 2 there was up waiting room built in a similar style with a canopy over. We hope to restore this in due course. The signal box now located by Otterndorf Green, currently serving as an office, originally controlled the level crossing. The current signal box, used by the railway, is about 400 yards from the station on the north side of the line. Although not the original 'box, (it came from Wensum Junction), it is situated on the site of the original 'Sheringham West' signal box.
Kelling Heath Halt