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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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You wouldn't think you'd spend 3-4 hours in a museum without getting bored, but this is one of the best. And the excellent coffee shop on site means you can refuel and go back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Halesworth, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

You wouldn't think you'd spend 3-4 hours in a museum without getting bored, but this is one of the best. And the excellent coffee shop on site means you can refuel and go back for more. Unmissable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Great little place if you want to avoid the arcades for a couple of hours with the kids. Please keep in mind that this is basically telling you the story of Great Yarmouth (there's rather a lot about kipper smoking - whoever set that bit up OBVIOUSLY likes kippers)... but you will find it interesting and relatively cheap when you... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is a five star rating, from the moment you enter the doorway, the staff are so very friendly and very helpful, once going through into the first exhibit, you are greeted with a reconstruction of how Great Yarmouth was in the past, the narrow alley way takes you past shops and houses, with figures, and the wonderful Norfolk... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent museum and cafe. Very child friendly and helpful staff in both. Both very good value for money. Lots for an inquisitive 2 and a half year old and her grandma to see and do.

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newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A museum that really works. Ideal for all ages lots to see hear and do. A look at how the herring industry shaped the local area. A history of The Rows how people lived and worked

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Visited the museum with family. Much better than expected and took more time than expected. Quiz for children which maintained interest. Liked the "row"...... Remember to pick up the book for information on the street. Displays allowed you to imagine how life was. Did not have time to visit cafe as did not put enough money in the car park.

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Lancaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was lovely and fascinating not the biggest museum but at only £5.20 to get in it was great value. Only spent an hour here with two young children but on my own I could have spent a few hours there is so much to see

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Walk around this museum for a taste of the past..bit pricey but worth avisit if its raining outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Spent a pleasant afternoon here. A well thought-out museum telling the story of Great Yarmouth. Lots of exhibits. Well presented. Very helpful staff. Stuff for children as well.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was recommended to us by the guys at the Yacht Station, and we are so glad we went! It was very interesting - a history of Great Yarmouth- in all its phases.

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Additional Information about Time and Tide Museum

Address: Address: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
Phone Number: 01493 ​743930
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Great Yarmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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