Fossil hunting in North Norfok

Can you find a mammoths tooth, or walk in your ancestors footsteps?

The best places to find fossils in East Anglia

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Fossil hunting is great fun no matter what your age and East Anglia is full of perfect places to look for fossils!

East Runton - The best place to find mammoth remains

Hunstanton - Search the shores for sharks teeth

Sherringham - Look out for fossilised coral

Sidestrand - Keep your eyes peeled for fossilised fish

How to fossil hunt!

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As long as you’re not in a protected area, you can pick up small fossils that are lying around on the ground. Please don't remove any fossils from rocks or cliffs though, and large fossils are best left for all to enjoy.

If you're lucky enough to make a rare find, please report it to a museum and if you're in a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, please follow any rules they might have. They are there to protect geology for future generations.

Finding fossils does require a bit of patience, it's worth remembering that you aren’t guaranteed to find anything and will have to look at rocks for more than a few seconds.

Also dont forget to check the tide times...

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Cromer Museum - Fossil collection

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If you dont find any fossils then why not head to one of the museums in East Anglia and check out what collections they have on show...

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