A watch once belonging to Lynn novelist Fanny Burney. Picture: Supplied.

More than 160 artefacts and artworks from Lynn Museum can be viewed online for the first time thanks to a new Google partnership.

Highlights include sketches and paintings by local artist Henry Baines and a gold coin hoard found in a cow bone at Sedgeford.

The musuem’s Still Life by Walter Dexter is one of 55 works which can now be viewed in never-before-seen definition thanks, to Gigapixel technology, a powerful photo capturing process.

Viewers can explore the collection in extraordinary detail and experience it beyond what is possible with the naked eye.

A specially curated virtual exhibition has also been developed by staff at Lynn Museum.

This exhibition, called Blubber, Bone and Baleen: Lynn’s Whaling Industry, explores the area’s maritime heritage though objects from the museum’s collection.

Using the Street View feature, people can move around and explore displays such as the Bronze Age timber circle, Seahenge.

John Ward, chairman of Norfolk County Council’s joint museums committee, said: “Google’s global reach and expertise will generate new audiences and provide existing ones with a new way of exploring the town’s heritage.”

Imogen Clarke, curatorial teaching museum trainee, added: “It is so exciting that people from all over the world will be able to enjoy objects and artefacts from Lynn Museum. We look forward to welcoming new visitors, both digital and in person.

Visit the website at: www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/lynn-museum