We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Time and Tide Museum

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
01493 ​743930
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide tells the story...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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.

Hotels near Time and Tide Museum

Write a Review

274 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Gosport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Would never have known about this museum had our friends not taken us there. What an excellent well planned out exhibition. So interesting wandering through a Victorian 'Row' and see inside a fisherman's home, sail maker, shop,etc. Displays of the quayside in the 1950s and see the displays of exhibits of ancient and war years. The museum tells the story... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Suffolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a really interesting place with lots of imaginative exhibits. We enjoyed a soup lunch in the cafe - must go back to try some more of those cakes!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This has so much to offer, history of herring fishing, bathing machine and old fashioned photo shoot tableau, on going decades of games, inventions, and the best adverts to name but a few. Wide range of artifacts. School holiday activities and nice cafe too. car parking just across the road.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was the best £5 that I've spent in a long time. I had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting 2.5 hours absorbing the sights, sounds and smells of this superb little museum. The staff were very friendly and helpful too. I picked a quiet midweek time to visit on and I can understand that when busy it might have been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Appeals to all ages, really interesting and informative way to spend an afternoon. We took all the children and the mother in law, and all of us enjoyed it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This lovely friendly museum evoked the lives of the herring fishermen and women of Yarmouth very effectively. With films, smells and sounds of the high days of the herring trade it was a most interesting visit. I would recommend it for a good morning or afternoon activity with lots to learn. The tea rooms are really good too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Highly recommend this visit We spent over four hours there and still did not read everything. It gave us a good understanding of the history of the area. The folding seats upstairs were also a great idea for weary legs. Friendly staff !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkshire, UK
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I came to Great Yarmouth on a day trip from a mini-break in Norwich. I admit, I immediately didn't have very high hopes for the museum based on the rest of Yarmouth, which appears extremely deprived and downright shabby at the very end of the summer season, even on the sea front. The museum isn't well signposted from the sea... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
timet123, General Manager at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing the Time and Tide museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that we surprised you in a very positive way. However, we were disappointed to hear of the poor service you were faced with upon entry. The front of house team are usually efficient at helping groups to gain admission but on this occasion... More 

Spalding, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We ended up spending nearly 3 hours in this wonderful museum. So much to see. A great way to understand the fishing folk of Great Yarmouth. Then we enjoyed coffee and cake in the cafe. I guarantee you will take home lots of interesting information, (and the smell of smoked herrings in your clothes!)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Came across this on a family visit and thought it was one of the best museums of its type that we have visited. In contrast with an earlier review which suggests it doesn't take long to get around, we were there for hours and in the end felt it was the type of place you need to visit again and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Time and Tide Museum also viewed

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Been to Time and Tide Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Time and Tide Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?