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Cromer Museum

Published date: April 2020

Cromer Museum

Cromer Museum is located along Church Street, near the church in the town’s centre. Cromer Museum opened in 1978 on 15th June and in 1981 the collection was improved. In 2003, the museum was given funding for a re-development project and a new education room, entrance and shop was developed.

Within the Galleries at Cromer Museum, there is a Geology Gallery, home to a collection of fossils found in Norfolk, including Britain’s oldest and most complete mammoth fossil - the famous West Runton mammoth. Visitors can also marvel at a cast of the skull of a Mosasaur, a huge marine reptile that lived in the seas that covered Norfolk over 80 million years ago. These fascinating displays reveal why Cromer is renowned as a geological area of international importance.

Learn about Olive Edis, a pioneering 20th century photographer who came from Norfolk. There are two galleries dedicated to the life and work of this incredible Norfolk woman who is considered one of the most important photographers of the early 20th century. Olive photographed the full spectrum of British society, from local north Norfolk fishermen and their families to royalty, prime ministers, artists and scientists. She was an exceptional portrait artist, a successful business owner, a pioneer of new technologies and the first British woman to be appointed as an official war photographer. 

The shop in Cromer Museum has many souvenirs, games, books and cards and has also published multiple local history guides for visitors to buy.

For details about opening times, admission prices and contact details, please visit their website:

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