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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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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Alness, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Brandon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We expected more. It did smell of fish. Did not like the lay out, Thought it was like a maze. I would not go back again.

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

Thank you for your review following your recent trip to the Time and Tide museum. We are sorry to hear that you thought the layout was poor and that you were disappointed with the museum. We have planned the museum around the the site, which was originally a herring curing works, to preserve the history of the building. We plan... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Set in an old herring smoking building it was very interesting. Really captures the way of life in Great Yarmouth.

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Norwich
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Reviews for the Museum are plentiful and generally report an excellent facility, which is well worth a visit. I can only confirm this is an outstanding museum, so will report about the café which is on the site. During the past month of August there have been special evenings at £19.50 per person which includes access to the museum and... More

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very interesting, lots to do and see and great value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The museum, situated in an old smoke house provides a wealth of interesting information relating to the history of the herring fishing industry and the development of Great Yarmouth in general. Information is provided through displays, interactive activities, film and audio and the attraction is suitable for all ages.Staff are very friendly and welcoming and offer advice and information too.... More

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