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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
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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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A Blast Of The Past - Truly Wonderful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The tearooms are great , the scones are my favorite , however, the attraction is let down by the price of admission , for which the attraction is very poor , when we visited I over heard other customers say its not worth the money

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We come to visit every year as my 3 girls love to see the exhibits, we love to tell them and show them the toys we had as a child , the carrousel at the end is a great treat and the fudge in the shop is a must . Can't wait to visit next year 😃

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We won tickets for our family to visit but would not have paid to come in. While we found it very nostalgic & quaint, i felt it was very expensive for a family. The carousel was charming & we enjoyed the ride.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

we visited in the middle of October and it was deserted a lot of the exhibits on the first floor were broken and all of the other exhibits were looking very unloved the café was shut despite it only being 2pm so no tea and cake for us the young man and lady that were working were friendly and seemed... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just heard that Yesterday's World will not be reopening in 2015. Very sad but brought on by themselves closing every day even in high season at either 4 or 5 pm. Commercial suicide with June July August and September being the main earning months.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A really enjoyable couple of hours. Lots of nostalgia for us oldies in the recreated shops. Well laid out and friendly staff. The tea shop is lovely and the food excellent.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A nice look at life as it was and now gone for ever, A very nice tea room attached. Afternoon tea served as it was by waiter/ waitresses in black and white uniforms. Back to the 1930's.

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