Welcome to Marshland Maritime Museum


We are pleased to be open to visitors once again

Please observe social distancing and sanitise hands on entry.

We regret that we are not yet able to serve refreshments but the nearby Partridge pub does an excellent lunch.

Please phone ahead to book your visit

We look forward to welcoming you – Mike and Jo

This small award-winning museum is the creation of Royal Navy veteran Mike Smith and his wife Jo.

The Museum was born from Mike’s abiding love for the Royal Navy and respect for the history and traditions that it embodies., Jo, Mike and the Volunteers enjoy sharing their stories and enthusiasm with all who visit the Museum

It is housed in two purpose-built buildings in the grounds of their home in Clenchwarton, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk and contains over 3000 items of Royal Navy memorabilia, some from Victorian times, but most from the 1950’s to the present day.

It is one of the largest collections of Royal Navy memorabilia permanently on display anywhere in the country.

In recent years the museum has extended its collection to include model ships and uniforms from other navies and has built up an extensive collection of equipment from TON Class minesweepers. The TON Class Association is a keen supporter of the museum.

Over the years Mike and Jo have invested thousands of pounds of their own money in building up the collection. Navy veterans have also donated uniforms and equipment and more is always welcome.