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Time and Tide Museum

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
01493 ​743930
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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 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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Lancashire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

So much to see, will have to go back. Quiet when we went but will be a great place to take children. Shows the herring industry at it's height and lots about Great Yarmouth's past. The town didn't really interest me until I visited this place. It's a must and the cafe serves lovely homemade food and cakes.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit. Plenty of interactive aids for children and adults to learn. You need plenty of time to look around. For those with disabilities there are places you can sit on the way around Wheelchair Friendly. Great step back in time to look back at our heritage, great Yarmouth's history and the lives of fishing... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum - something for everyone to enjoy. The old shops in The Row, the smell of smoked herrings in the Smokehouse and display of WW2. Museum staff very friendly and helpful.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This museum really captured the history of GY. I know so much more than I did about the area and the herring history. When you come out of this museum you need to go straight to the Lydia Eva drifter - to join all the dots...

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Cosmicdiva
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved this museum, tucked away in Yarmouth. Especially loved the fact (not realised initially) that it's partly an old herring smokehouse. Definitely go, perhaps as we did on a rainy day!

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were a bit disappointed. We went to kill a couple of rainy hours after seeing other reviews recommending it. 2 adults and a 7 yr old. Website had said there was some sort of 'trail' for the children to do the week we visited but we weren't given anything when we arrived and I had forgotten about it until... More

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Trowbridge Wiltshire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We didn't realise that herrings could be so interesting. We come from land locked Wiltshire,the exhibits explained the toil and struggle for the fisher folk, this was thought provoking. Also the café served very nice sandwiches.

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Newark, nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Visited Time and Tide on a rainy day this year and SO glad we did! We loved the way the museum incorporated the original smokehouse into its exhibits which gave it a real sense of touching history and there is so much to see! Every room has interactive sections for the children, my 3 year old loved the rubbings section... More

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Don't be deceived by the outside its like a tardis. Plenty of interesting displays and wonderfully clean. Great value too. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On returning to the time and tide museum, with another family this time. For a family of 4 it was £12, which is fantastic considering what is there. It had improved since we went last time. The upstairs exhibits where complete this time, the last time they were under construction. I can't stress how brilliant this museum is and I'm... More

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