After a bracing seaside walk, why not step inside Cromer Museum. Have a look around the cosy Victorian fisherman's cottage and imagine what it was like to live in Cromer at the end of the 19th Century.
Delve into the 'Old Cromer' Gallery with its displays of historic photographs and illustrations of the town. Discover Cromer's history as a Victorian seaside resort with its fine hotels and scandal of mixed bathing. Learn about the daring rescues of Henry Blogg and the Cromer lifeboatmen.
Cromer Museum recently secured over £42,000 in funding to purchase and put on display a nationally important collection of photographs by pioneering North Norfolk photographer Olive Edis.
The photographs were taken by Edis between 1905 and 1955. They include stunning sepia images of Cromer and Sheringham fishermen and a rare series of autochromes, the first true colour photographs. Edis was renowned in society for her portraiture and the collection also contains photographs of famous people including King George VI, David Lloyd George, Thomas Hardy and Cromer lifeboat hero Henry Blogg.
Local History Booklets
Cromer Museum has published a number of local history guides which are available to buy from the museum shop or by post.
Our latest title is “The Danish Pavillion”, a history of a much missed Overstrand house (£2.50). Other recent titles are "Railways of Cromer," which gives a history of the development of rail and it's effect on the seaside town (£2.95), “Locker-Lampson,” which tells the story of the local commander who sheltered Albert Einstein from the Nazis (£2.50), and “Cromer Crabs and Fishing Around the Year,” which provides a brief history of crab fishing in Cromer (£1.50). Also revised and updated recently is a biography of Lord Cromer, who ran Egypt for some 10 years at the turn of the 19th century. The effect of his rule is still felt today, reflected in the recent ongoing events there.