A Norfolk museum is closed for the filming of a BBC show. 

RNLI Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer is shut today while film crews are at work on a special episode of the BBC's Saving Lives at Sea. 

The Second World War edition of the programme will feature the HF Bailey lifeboat which arrived in Cromer in 1935 and was in use throughout the conflict. 

The lifeboat rescued 448 people from drowning during its 10 years in service and is a member of the National Historic Fleet. 

Eastern Daily Press: The HF Bailey was used by Coxswain Henry Blogg during the warThe HF Bailey was used by Coxswain Henry Blogg during the war (Image: Newsquest)

The episode will be presented by Dermot O'Leary who will explore the heroic efforts of RNLI crews during the war to mark the bicentenary of the organisation. 

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Jacqui Palmer, heritage development manager at the museum, said: "It's really exciting to be chosen for the special. 

"Cromer has an incredible life-saving history."

The episode will also explore the rescue of crewmembers on the SS English Trader which was wrecked off the coast of Norfolk in 1941. 

The special will be available to watch on BBC Two and iPlayer but a release date has not been confirmed.