Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Average visit time – 2-3 hours

Things to do at Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life review

The Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth covers aspects of life in Great Yarmouth from its ice age origins to the present day. It is set in one of the UK’s best-preserved Victorian herring curing works and it is Norfolk’s third-largest museum.

At the museum, you can experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s fish wharf and take the wheel of a steam drifter. Hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue and meet some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. You can explore a fisherman’s house and peer inside a Victorian ‘row’. There is a relatively large hoard on display where 30 metal objects were discovered during excavations at Peterhouse Junior school.

You can explore the original smokehouses where the lingering aroma of smoked fish is a reminder of times gone by. There are fascinating archive films shown and hands-on displays which are a great way for kids to learn more about the history of the place.

Another exhibit looks at Yarmouth during wartime with a display on the WWII bombing raids that devastated the town. There are plenty of hands-on activities for the kids.

Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.

FAQ and Further Information Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Address: Blackfriars’ Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, Norfolk, England. Phone: 01493 743930

Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Museum covering the aspects of life in Great Yarmouth from its ice age origins to the present day. There are fascinating archive films shown and hands-on displays which are a great way for kids to learn more about the history of the place. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. Adult ticket £6.40, children £5.50, family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is a pay and display car park opposite to the museum and some free on-street parking in Blackfriars Road.

When are they open?

The Time and Tide Museum is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?


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