halloween comes to cromer

Halloween Comes to Cromer!

Artist Cordelia Spalding and the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum are making a 3D Spooky Seascape and visitors are invited to lend a hand (or claw) in this Halloween event with a difference. 

Most people visit Cromer when the sea sparkles blue in the summer sunlight but those who stick around when the wind wails see a different coast. Who knows what lurks in the dark depths below?

On Thursday 29 October 2015 between 10am and 4pm, visitors to the museum are invited to appear in their best Halloween costume, use their imagination and create a spooky seascape… all in 3D. A range of materials will be on offer to create spooks and spectres, monsters and sea beasts to add to the midnight scene.

Every monster has a tale to tell which can be written on a pebble and left on the moonlit beach for others to discover. The whole story won’t be revealed until the day ends, night approaches and the pebble beach is complete.

Jacqui Palmer, Museum Manager said, “I’m really looking forward to seeing how the seascape turns out. We’ve never thought about what happens at Halloween by the sea before. We could have vampire mermaids or giant squid ghosts!”

Cordelia Spalding 

I am over the moon to be working with the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, firstly because they, and their volunteer crews, do such brilliant work, but secondly because it has really fired my imagination! I very much hope that the stories of daring rescues, bravery and the ever changing moods of the seas that surround our island do the same for others.

The idea of combining the scary feel of Halloween with the dramatic scenes of the sea in winter is a unique opportunity and one that I hope all who come can enjoy. (Opportunity to wear a cape and a spikey hat is also one that I couldn’t turn down!)

This free event is suitable for all ages and abilities. It is part of the Big Draw, a national campaign to encourage everyone to pick up a pencil and draw.


For more information see www.thebigdraw.org/event/Halloween_Comes_to_Cromer/6203

The RNLI Henry Blogg Museum is open:

10am to 4pm

Tuesday to Sunday in November and October

Saturday and Sunday only in December until Christmas.

Call 01263 511294

[email protected] 

Write to:

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

The Rocket House

The Gangway


NR27 9ET



RNLI contacts: 

Jacqui Palmer, Museum Manager

Call 01263 51129

Email [email protected]

RNLI online: For more information on the RNLI please www.rnli.org.

Key facts about the RNLI: The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 237 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 200 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland.


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