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Yesterday's World

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Address: 34 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1493 331148
Description: Whatever age you are, whether you’re young or not so young, you’ll just...
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.
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had a good time, kids loved the merry go round. The cafe food was nice and staff were welcoming and polite

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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English first
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Enjoyed it here but it was expensive but felt i had to visit at least this once,The tearooms are good , the scones are my little treat, , however it is expensive.

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Other than making a profit (which they clearly struggled to do) it was difficult to understand the purpose of this place. It It's so much better now it has closed

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Unfortunately this attraction has closed and most of the exhibits sold at Auction. It is impossible to REVIEW if the attraction is no longer there !!!

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There is no Yesterday's World it has closed down the building is up for sale as no one wanted to buy it as an attraction

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went last September and i message them in August before i went telling them i am disabled in an wheel chair i got cheaper tickets, i message them again to check something with the tickets, on the day lift broken has been for two weeks, so i managed to gèt up the stairs with my partner help and we looked... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

had a good time, kids loved the merry go round. The cafe food was nice and staff were welcoming and polite

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a great time here. I just love history of branded products and seeing old marketing materials so I knew I would like this place, as it is full of all this stuff. What I didn't appreciate it would have is historical information as well which made it a really lovely visit. The Charlie Chaplin film and the Victorian... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I enjoyed my visit and had a great time. The waxworks upstairs are very good, and a chat to the very friendly staff informed me they were made by Tussaurds in London. I also found out they have a truly dreadful waxwork of Diana PofW in a cupboard. I loved all the old stuff. I would have like to have... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Alas this museum got the avoidance by those visiting Great Yarmouth yet it was on a par with the museums of London. It has now closed and the collection sold off. Very sad lose to the town.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

enjoyed it here was expensive but you have to do it at least once.. max a couple of hours i guess but generally worth seeing...

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