Shipwrecked Sailors' Home 1919 - 1945

Photographs of crews from between the wars until the end of World War Two

By John Layton

Although peace had been declared, the work of the Sailors' Home still continued...

Photo:Crew of SS 'Marden' sunk May 27th 1929

Crew of SS 'Marden' sunk May 27th 1929

Gt Yarmouth Museums

Photo:Crew of MV 'Heemskerk', April 15th 1940

Crew of MV 'Heemskerk', April 15th 1940

Gt Yarmouth Museums

This page was added by John Layton on 26/02/2007.
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The things I recall about the sailors' home on Yarmouth sea front was its museum up the stair on the first floor. It was (full of)items that were brought back from around the world, I suppose by the saliors. One I remember was a mummfied hand plus many stuffed rare birds under glass covers Is it still there I would like to know?

By colinbrowne
On 19/12/2008

The shipwrecked Sailors Home Museum later formed the basis of the Maritime Museum. This was run by Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service until 2003 when the collections were moved to the new Time & Tide Museum on Blackfriars Road. The Shipwrecked Sailors Home building is now used as a Tourist Information shop and offices.

By Colin Stott
On 19/12/2008

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