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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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Unexpected gem!

This was a really cool museum. I had no idea of the history or process of the fish industry and fish smoking in Great Yarmouth and this was such an informative yet fun museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was a really cool museum. I had no idea of the history or process of the fish industry and fish smoking in Great Yarmouth and this was such an informative yet fun museum. It is something Great Yarmouth needs more of, as this place shows it's great heritage and is proud of it as it should be. Well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

As best as I describe, this is an old fish processing factory that has been converted into a museum about the fishing industry of Yarmouth and then Yarmouth's history in a wider sense. Taking your time would take up approx 1.5 to 2 hours. Some interesting stuff, some stuff which was more for kids (which isn't bad in itself, just... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We live fairly locally to the museum and have visited it on several occasions since it opened. We have never been disappointed as there is always something new and interesting to see. This weekend we viewed the 'Waterways' exhibition and found it very enjoyable. The café also deserves a special mention. Despite being very busy, the service was excellent, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the Time and Tide Museum on Easter Sunday, and found it just as unexpectedly interesting as other reviewers have said. However, the real purpose of my review is to praise the museum cafe - Silver Darlings Cafe. I don't normally expect much of museum cafes, but here I had a superb quiche, which came with baby potatoes, side... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Brilliant place to visit. Interesting displays and very well presented. Good for adults and kids. Cafe was very good with good menu and nice surroundings (you dont have to pay museum admission to use cafe). Staff polite and service was quick. would recommend whole place for 2/3 hour visit. Car park is very close and reasonable charge.

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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wasn't expecting there to be as much to see at this museum as there was! The mock up Yarmouth row houses is thought provoking and gives you an idea of how it was around the area in years gone by and the display on the war was really interesting.The lifeboat display with the video actually bought a tear to... More 

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had a really interesting visit at the museum. Great Yarmouth was a very important place from the years gone by and we recommend a visit

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A fantastic place to learn and have fun, lots of hand on things to do, friendly staff, so much to see and do.

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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