Pictures from Cromer’s past are to go on display in an innovative new art project. 

Cromer Artspace and Cromer Museum have teamed up for a new exhibition, which will see 12 interpretation boards featuring historic photographs, postcards and watercolours displayed on walls around the town.

Barry Meadows from Cromer Artspace said: “By removing collections from the physical constraints of museum buildings and placing them outside we are removing all barriers to entry. 

“Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, everybody will have an opportunity to enjoy them, by blending heritage into spaces that people use to carry out their day-to-day lives we may set some on a journey towards greater engagement with heritage.” 

The images will feature everything from streetscapes to bathing belles, from fishermen to kings. 

Wayne Kett from the Norfolk Museum Services said: “Like art, heritage is for everybody, and this project is part of our mission to develop strategies to enable a greater proportion of the community the opportunity to experience, enjoy, learn, and be inspired by it." 

The heritage fund has put £8,120 towards the project, which will also involve the community groups Queer Norfolk, About with Friends, Friends of Cromer Museum, Cromer Young Interpreters, Cromer Junior School and Merchants Place. 

The first display will go up outside Cromer Museum, before its free opening day on New Year’s Day. 

The remaining displays will be installed at the end of January with a launch event at a free day at the museum on February 3.

The project will be supported by online interpretations of the images, with members of the public encouraged to participate with their thoughts, memories and interpretations.