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Time and Tide Museum

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
01493 ​743930
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere ,the smells, the sounds all take you on a journey to the Yarmouth of old. It's of interest to young and old alike, with plenty of things for the children to take part in. A lovely cafe for a sit down and a cuppa,Certainly not" a boring Museum " Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Really didn't know a great deal about the history of the area. The museum is situated in the last smokehouse that was working in the herring industry and represents a vanished way of life. The museum is an electric mix of objects with informative labelling. The nearby cafe was very good.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We've been here for the first time this afternoon and have had a fab time. There is a handy public car park over the road, £1.50 for 4 hours! The cafe was lovely and very reasonable. The staff in the museum were very helpful and the museum content was interesting and pitched at both adults and children. The kids quickly... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Love that you can smell the herring in the smoke house how it would have been. Lots of interesting information bought alive through faux ships and street scenes with mannequins.

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timet123, Staff at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review; we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. It's Time & Tide's 10th birthday this year and we have all sorts of fun events planned throughout the summer so we hope you come back to celebrate with us soon. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What a brilliant attraction , plenty to do for all ages ,it brings to life the way we were , and tells the story of Yarmouth in an easy to follow way , well done

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timet123, Staff at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are so glad that you enjoyed the museum. Time & Tide is celebrating its 10th birthday in July 2014 and there will be all sorts of events going on throughout the year to mark the occasion so please do come back and help us celebrate. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to... More

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a brilliant museum. There are lots of hands on things for the children to do and learn. You can still smell where they used to smoke the fish. It's a really good day out and they have themed days in the summer months.

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timet123, Staff at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review; we are so glad that you enjoy the museum. It's our 10th birthday in July and we will have loads of exciting things planned throughout the summer of 2014 so please do come again and help us celebrate! More

Isle of Man
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Learned quite a lot about Gt Yarmouth and it's fishing history. Also housing and life in general during the war era.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Time and Tide Museum gives an accurate insight into local history from the Romans, through the fishing industry to offshore oil and gas.

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timet123, Learning at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. If you have time, please have a look at our Facebook and Twitter pages for all upcoming events and exhibitions at Time & Tide. We also have lots of interesting things going on at the Elizabethan House and the Tolhouse, which will re-open... More

Norwich UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

my original perception was " can this really be worth a visit " - but the answer is YES in spades. Great little museum - and the history of the herring fleet and the herring girls is a real eye opener. Cafe is good too.

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timet123, Staff at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are so glad you enjoyed the museum. If you have time, please have a look at our Facebook and Twitter pages for all upcoming events and exhibitions at Time & Tide. Our 'Super Models: Some Assembly Required' exhibition will be off and running by the end of March so do pop in and see... More

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This museum is mainly to do with the smoking of herring. It is fascinating to learn how this was done. Definitely worth going to.

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