West Runton Mammoth

West Runton Mammoth

As you're probably aware, one of the most exciting finds reported to Cromer Museum was the finding of the West Runton Mammoth, and curator Martin Warren was able to bring together the team that would fully uncover and excavate it.



West Runton Mammoth
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A couple of vertebrae of the mammoth can be seen here in 3D. Click the arrow to load the 3D model and experiment to turn it and enlarge it. You can switch between models using the small icons at the bottom. On the left is the 5th vertebra and on the right is the 3rd vertebra.

The Friends of the Museum have been able to provide a short video on the prehistory of the area as part of the Deep History project. It looks back to the discovery of the West Runton mammoth in 1990, its prompt reporting to Cromer Museum, and the subsequent excavation by the Norfolk Museum Service and their colleagues. View the video here.

Events

Cromer Signal Box and Cromer No. 1 Cemetery
Friends
17 Jul, 2024 ~ 10:30

A guided visit with the Friends of Cromer Museum to the Beach Station signal box and to the lower Holt Road cemetery. Meet at the Holt Road access to the signal box; no immediately available parking.

A Family Magic Lantern Show
Friends
8 Aug, 2024 - 15 Aug, 2024 ~ 19:00
Cromer Community Hall
A Family Magic Lantern Show

A Cromer show from Victorian times for all the family. Book through Cromer Museum. Pictures and animations for entertainment and education from before the time of the cinema and the computer.

Cromer Beach - Centuries of Change
Friends
20 Sep, 2024 ~ 19:30
Cromer Community Hall

An illustrated journey in drawings, paintings and photographs through two centuries of change, from Georgian bathing machines to the modern sea defences.

A.F.Scott - Cromer Architect
Friends
18 Oct, 2024 ~ 19:30
Cromer Community Hall

The granddaughter of prolific architect A.F.Scott takes us around the town in pictures to show his huge contribution to the town's heritage with his late Victorian and early 20th century buildings.

Fishermen, Bathers and Beach Folk
Friends
15 Nov, 2024
Cromer Community Hall

Historian and author Helen Murray introduces her new book about the artist, Juliet Seebohm and those she captured in her sketchbook of Cromer, 1883-1884.