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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
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 for all!

Went to time and tide museum with a group of children,we were on a ww2 experience day and I learnt new things as well! Will be going back with my husband soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went to time and tide museum with a group of children,we were on a ww2 experience day and I learnt new things as well! Will be going back with my husband soon.

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Potter Heigham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have visited this museum numerous times and each time I have found it truly magical. The museum is housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and has something to suit everybody both adults and children alike. There is a a Victorian 'Row' to transfer you back in time and you can also see inside a fisherman's home and... More 

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Wow, where do I start! Bigger on the inside than it looks, this museum also houses a herring curing works. The smell is wonderful! Lots of Gt Yarmouth history especially of herring fishing. It also has a Victorian Row to walk through with houses either side to look in with audio guides. Lots of child friendly activities so children learn... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lots to see in the museum, staff very friendly. Adjoining café excellent for light lunches - soup was particularly good.

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wrexham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited this museum on a very wet afternoon and spent more than two hours there. It is a must for anyone who likes the history trail

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Never been to Great Yarmouth before and went to this museum which taught me a lot of back ground info bout the area. Loved the World War area the most. Not expensive for great museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is really good, well worth a visit. The history of fishing in Yarmouth, very informative and good fun.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Been visiting yarmouth for years but never knew this place existed, glad we found it. Very interesting. Recreations of old streets and fish business very good. Cheap to get in, don't bother with the cafe tho.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely museum with lots of information on Great Yarmouth and its history. I loved the way it was laid out with lots of local artefacts. Good paintings were also on display and a reconstruction of the old rows of houses. I found the story of the Scots Herring Girls who came down every year to gut, trim amd pack the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

very interesting and good for the children with a funny trail. lovely cafe and friendly staff. we had a touching live bugs bit as well which was excellent.

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