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Yesterday's World

Address: 34 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN, England
Phone Number: +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...
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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 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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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
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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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a curious mixture of museum and exhibition, with odd exhibits like tableau of Frankenstein's monster alongside an excellent display of old cameras. It is really quirky and more for fun than education - making me think of the travelling shows with the bearded lady etc... However their tea room is really lovely and the cakes delicious - and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

curious, we paid and ventured in to look around, slow to get going however the further you venture the more interesting it became. It is over two floors, with lift facilities. In the middle is a 19th century carousel you can take a ride upon. Firstly you are introduced to the Kings and queens of England, then into see the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good facilities - cafe, toilets, lifts (disabled access) and shop. Good exhibits, very well displayed. An interesting hour and a half of our time. On arrival, it was a bit annoying as I wasted about 10 minutes trying to find someone to pay for our tickets. It could have been a one off, but not what I would have expected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Attended this event as was looking for something different. It was absolutely outstanding. From the lovely Victorian buffet to start to running around 2 floors of a very spooky building trying to find out who the murderer was. The actors were superb and it was fun and engaging throughout. Best halloween I've ever had. Will definitely be attending another one!... More 

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