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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time...
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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Fascinating place - caters well for all ages

Visited Time and Tide museum last weekend. As a family of three with a young child, we were all really impressed. Definitely something for all ages, and lots of interactive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited Time and Tide museum last weekend. As a family of three with a young child, we were all really impressed. Definitely something for all ages, and lots of interactive stuff for the kids. Staff were really friendly and knowledgeable - felt really at ease and welcome. Entrance fees are reasonable (see their website) and there's a nice little Cafe.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Have visited several times with children and grandparents. The museum is partly interactive and still smells as it did as a smokehouse (which I had visited as a small child). Great history of the town and local industry. On site cafe is good. Local parking. I have visited in past as a carer with wheelchair, most exhibits are accessible and... More 

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Lowestoft
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A fabulous few hours spent here. We had a fabulous time here and were incredibly impressed with the museum. We learnt so much about Yarmouth and the surrounding area and it was so interesting to see how the fishermen used to work and how hard life was back then. You can see an example of how "the rows" used to... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Interesting easy to find fair on price lots to see and do inside something for all ages. My children loved it and wanted to spend longer than it was open. What more can I say I am now writing to finish the 100 words I dislike the fact 100 words have to be used why not 50 or maybe 70... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Access difficult for disabled persons approach comprised cobbles set in concrete! Entry steps dangerous and wheelchair access via single open style lift/ elevator. Floors of highly polished timber, trip fall risks, display cabinets all too high for wheelchair persons to view. Uneven floors, several entry areas dead ends causing footfall congestion, not all under cover area for transfer between portions... More 

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timet123, General Manager at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to theTime and Tide museum. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the museum and that you found the disabled access and local parking inadequate, and the museum and cafe disappointing. The local car park is run by the borough council and I will pass your comments regarding access... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Laid out in a former curing house the museum tells the history of Yarmouth from the herring days but also tracks its development right up to date. Bright, friendly and informative.

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is out of town and parking is easier and the museum is interesting and about the past fishing industry if herrings and other facts of Great Yarmouth. The little cafe there is really good value and serve tasty and filling meals as well as snacks. Whatever the weather this is a good place to spend a few hours.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is one of the best Museums that I have visited for a long while. It is well laid out and very informative in both the written and visual displays. It starts off with a life size replica of the Rows ( the houses in a narrow street of Yarmouth) and continues with a visual display of the herring industry... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was all interesting the whole history of the fishing industry was there to see and listen to my gran children really enjoyed it and my gran daughter now wants to be a fisher women well she is only six she will change her mind.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Having grown up a few hundred yards away,and new the Chapman family who lived there, it was a special trip down memory lane.Both visitors and locals alike, would be very impressed with what's on display. Brought back memories of my Dad, whilst he was at the Wellington pier,especially with the pictures of the roller skating.

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