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Yesterday's World

34 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN, England
+44 (0)1493 331148
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Whatever age you are, whether you’re young or not so young, you’ll just love a visit to our fantastic and award-winning Yesterday’s World in Great... more » Owner description: Whatever age you are, whether you’re young or not so young, you’ll just love a visit to our fantastic and award-winning Yesterday’s World in Great Yarmouth. Superbly located right on the Golden Mile you’ll be amazed as soon as you walk through the entrance – you can even walk straight from the seafront into our famous themed Victorian cafe. See stunning life-size Victorian street and shop displays. You’ll marvel at how many original exhibits we have here – over 150,000 all beautifully presented showing over 100 years of British history.Your unique and fascinating journey starts here – take in a visit to the ironmongers shop, discover what it was like in a 19th century apothecary. The younger ones will be amazed at what a toy shop looked like compared to today! Your journey continues with life-like historical figures such as Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria – you will even take an audience with her and also view the Royal exhibition. Meet also the life-size characters from famous Victorian novels. Your journey will be full of surprises including sound and light shows.Discover what the local car mechanic’s garage was like, visit the amazing wheelwrights or the fantastic display of cameras – there’s so much to see. Throughout your journey you will discover many fascinating facts and figures from various characters of over last 100 years giving you an insight into life during their times. Immerse yourself in a fabulous trip down memory lane – there really is something for everyone from our thousands upon thousands of treasures and unique memorabilia from days gone by and see for yourself how much Great Yarmouth has changed since the nineteenth century. « less
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We visited here at 10.30 as it opened so it was very quiet easy to get round & is wheelchair friendly. We were advised to go through the double doors only to be confronted by a very large polar bear! Onwards to the lift where we saw The Crown Jewels,Henry V111 & wives, Time machine, vintage cameras, old farming tools,carpenters... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We have been going here for the last 5 or 6 years on a free ticket, so we don't mind that it's a bit rubbish. It's funny! However, we got to the Carousel at the end a 3.35pm to be met by a sign saying the next ride was at 4.30pm! Obviously, we weren't going to hang around for 55... More

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Burton upon Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Yesterdays World in 2013 and really thought it was a clever and impressive idea all in one place, encompassing large impressive displays and some smaller fun ones. We didn't eat in the dining area but we could see it was quite busy. The entrance price seemed fair given the massive amount of work that had gone into this.... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of the best things to go see in Great Yarmouth! The highlight for me was a ride on the 1898 carousel...the workmanship is unbelievable! Really enjoyed the cucumber sandwiches( like my granny used to make) afterwards in the Victorian tea room... a wonderful educational place for the kids too!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The staff at Yesterday's World are polite and friendly. A 'Sea & Tea' ticket is great value at £8.40 which includes admission, tea/coffee and cake. However, it was confirmed that you can not purchase a Sea & Tea ticket if paying for admission using tesco vouchers. Yesterday's World was very quiet when we visited, so it took us around 45... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

a very different place to go for some lunch food. very different, well maintained. staff were very pleasant and the food and drink was very nice but a little bit expensive. would reccomend and will definitely return in the future

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this museum twice now and have still to get through the door..... first time not open at all then today 16th July got there at 3.30 to be told from a lady in the shop that it closed at 3! The prom and shop were very busy and the weather was superb. Why oh why would anywhere... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

the displays were alright but were all a little on the dark side, and some were set a little high to be seen properly. The fun but was the hall of mirrors, which made us laugh

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited today as a family of 5, 3 adults and 2 under 4's as pointed out when I asked for these entry fees by a rude staff member 'I could see that for myself!' How polite and first impression!!! The museum itself is very good as is the cream tea but this particular staff member defiantly wasn't getting job... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been to this attraction three times now and I have loved every single visit, this visit was with my Mum, as I wanted her to see "all the stuff" she remembers from her childhood ( 1940's). Mum loves all things Royal, so seeing some new exhibits about Henry VIII was great ( as he was a bit of... More

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