Cromer Museum

Norfolk, NR27 9HB

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Visit this Victorian fisherman's cottage and find out what life was like in Cromer in the 19th century.

Cromer Museum, Olive Edis exhibition

Photographs and illustrations in the Old Cromer Gallery document the town's history as a Victorian seaside holiday resort, known for its fine hotels and scandalous mixed bathing. Meanwhile the geology gallery contains an amazing collection of fossils, including the famous West Runton Elephant.

Art we’ve helped buy at Cromer Museum

Thanks to an Art Fund grant, the museum displays a nationally important collection of photographs by pioneering North Norfolk photographer Olive Edis. The photographs, taken between 1905 and 1955, include sepia images of fisherman from Cromer and Sheringham, and a rare series of autochromes – the first true colour photographs. Edis was also renowned for her portraiture and the collection contains her photographs of King George VI, David Lloyd George, Thomas Hardy and Cromer lifeboat hero Henry Blogg.

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Opening times

1 Mar – 31 Oct Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm Sat –Sun 12noon – 4pm

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