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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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Were told about it by a couple staying in our hotel so thought we would have a look.Well it was really good it brought back a lot of memories of childhood and even had a ride on the carousel. pity I wasn't tall enough to put my head through the the hole in the family picture by the carousel I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Took the kids on a wet day as wanted to so something indoors. Enjoyed a nostalgic trip down memory lane, but it could be so much better. Static shop displays with waxwork shopkeepers would be instantly improved and be more enjoyable for children if they used real people playing characters interacting with their audience. The free carousel ride was great,... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A must do really enjoyed it . The buffet was great and more than enough food to go round. Home made as well delicious. Would thoroughly recommend this please even for a day trip. So interesting and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Best evenings entertainment for ages. It was lovely to interact with the actors/actresses. Can't wait for... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

It was a really brilliant night,great acting ,marvellous location,buffet was lovely and more than enough food to go around .the more you allow yourself to become involved the more you will get out of the evening.give it a go,you will enjoy it.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Try and give it a visit if you can very nice informative good displays nice staff excellent scones cream teas a must

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

WE paid our price which was £8.40 each for the offer of an entrance ticket and a range of offers on the food such as a cream tea etc. The food was lovely with the cheese scone I had being too much for one as it was so large, tasty and a lovely helpful staff member who was friendly and... More

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Took kids here as a day out loved walking round and stepping back in time girlfriend and kids all loved it would recommend this as a definite attraction to go and see if your visiting Great Yarmouth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We opted for 'Tour and Tea' as we were too late to book the Murder Mystery. A great place, I think the room where you sit and listen to Q Victoria, is one of the best audio/visual set-ups I've seen, lots of variety, and I love that its animated and not a recorded actress, I find the latter an be... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is well worth a visit. the exhibits are well laid out and informative and will appeal to all ages.There is even a carousel ride included in the admission price We really enjoyed our visit and thought we would have a cream tea in the Victorian cafe. The scones were lovely and tasty. The only thing wrong was I... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had a great time visiting the Yesterdays world experience in Great Yarmouth. Lots of excellent displays for all ages to enjoy and wonder at. A traditional carousel ride is included in the price. We didnt have chance to experience the tea rooms this visit, but hope to next year.

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