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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant we'll worth a visit The cafe opposite is excellent and the ticket price gives you a discount at the cafe

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Norwich England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth visiting . When in Yarmouth and you're at a loose end ,consider this museum for yourself and/or your children.You won't regret it. Plenty to see and do and well worth the modest entrance fee. I must also mention the delightful café which has a splendid selection of cakes . You can also just visit the café on its... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were expecting to learn about the fishing and smoking, but this was so much more! You start off seeing how the families lived, through the fishing and smoking part, then onto Great Yarmouth in general, the entertainment and holidays in bygone years. We found so much to see we had to leave before we got to the end! Will... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I enjoyed my visit immensely and learnt a lot about the fishing industry in bygone days. It was realistically portrayed,with exhibits ranging from a row of fisherman's cottages to a scene showing the harbour and fishermen bringing in their catch. There was a slight smell of fish which added to the realism of the museum. An added attraction was a... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A bit difficult to find but well worth the visit. Well presented and staff helpful. Easily accessible with lift to upper floor.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a nice little museum but very small. It doesn't take long to look at and read everything. Worth a visit if you've not been before. They change certain displays from time to time which is a good idea.

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timet123, General Manager at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Time and Tide museum. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the displays. Sorry to hear that you thought the museum was very small. We are based in a converted herring works and the galleries are built around the original site with two floors full of exhibits and galleries. We also have a seasonal exhibition... More

Alness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Whilst the entrance was hard to find at first the museum gave a real vision on the life and times of how the area developed in prehistoric days up until more modern times. There are plenty of exhibits for all ages to see and costumes for the younger generation to try on and have their picture taken in. Being an... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A good place indoors to spend a wet day and had a really good and interesting time and a learning experience

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Essex, UK
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found this museum tucked away off the seafront and it turned out to be surprisingly interesting. It is well laid out with some interactive activities as well. It gives a good background to the town and it industries of the past which have mostly died off.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So after reading all the reviews on here I found it positive so me n Lil man aka my child decided we would go here for a afternoon as it's both somewhere we have said we would like to go. Overall I feel the price was average compared to some museums. I personally found it boring and wouldn't go back...its... More

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timet123, General Manager at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to the Time and Tide museum. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the museum and that the entry price was not reflective of your visitor experience. We try to appeal to all age groups by showcasing the history of Great Yarmouth from it's earliest incarnation right up to... More

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