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Time and Tide Museum

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Address: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
Phone Number: 01493 ​743930
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works...

Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day. 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.Discover the town's rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. Wander down a tupical 1913 'Row' and see inside the homes of a local fisherman and his neighbours.Explore the smokehouses, where the lingering aroma of smoked herring is a reminder of times gone by.See website for details of of our events programme.Shop and cafe also available. For all other enquiries please see the website or telephone the museum.

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Time and Tide Museum - A Gem

Our four friends had never visited the Time and Tide museum before so, as our planned walk was called off due to inclement weather, we decided to spend an hour or so at this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cantley, Norfolk, UK
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Cantley, Norfolk, UK
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our four friends had never visited the Time and Tide museum before so, as our planned walk was called off due to inclement weather, we decided to spend an hour or so at this attraction. What an exceptional place this is. The many and varied displays included the history of Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area, including a reconstruction of... More 

Thank CantleyCodger
Orpington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is atmospheric, authentic but also fun. Wonderfully educational, yet just a little quirky too. Excellent facilities. The Restaurant seems to be of outstanding quality, service and value. A brilliant experience and day out.

Thank Sue W
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see attraction. I still remember walking to school when fish was being smoked. Allow a full day

Thank Andrew B
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids will love it and adults, restaurant very good food staff all excellent. Loads to see and do great day out.

Thank Angela N
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a wonderful small one and has a lovely restaurant, good food and reasonable prices, good portions. It is very varied, not just the herring business but local history, quirky collection, children's section, seaside memories, and exhibitions for 1950's onwards. New temporary exhibition is of various amusing automatons.

Thank Margaret G
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful museum that is much bigger than you expect! Entry price is great value for money as there is so much to see, do and learn. There's the Yarmouth Rows, the fish smoking (with authentic aroma), history of the area and land formation, war exhibits, a trip down memory lane with toys through the years - it just goes on... More 

Thank Blowy
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place so much. I visited while with the Merchant Navy when my ship was in port. Really loved all the maritime exhibits and gave my time in Great Yarmouth a new perspective.

Thank Stglass1
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ahoy. We visited this museum in November 2015 on a day out. An enjoyable visit with more than expected exhibits. Our favourite was the fishing and facts game, where we learned new information about sea life. I also thought the information about Great Yarmouth during the two world wars was interesting. We both had fun with the temporary exhibition of... More 

Thank BorisandBetty
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here during the school holidays and were really glad we did. There was a lot of activities laid on for the kids, who enjoyed having their face painted and getting glitter tattoos. They also enjoyed making a pottery herring! This is a great museum and lots of very different things to see and a great way to learn... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Poole, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in the half term school holidays ticket price was excellent value for money. All the children enjoyed it as did we didn't eat in the restaurant but it looked busy. Ideal place for 2-3 hour.

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timet123, Curatorial Assistant at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, very glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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