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Historic Smokehouse - Great Yarmouth Potteries

Address: 18 Trinity Place (off Blackfriars Road), Great Yarmouth NR30 3HA , England
Phone Number: 01493 850585
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Classes/Workshops, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A brilliant visit so much to see and so so interesting. You can still smell the smoke as if it stopped working yesterday

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was such a fantastic day out, I had seen it advertised a few times and was really happy we decided to give it a visit, it was full of interesting facts and great fun, there is really nice café selling great food and a small souvenir shop, loved it!

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Worth a visit, found out about it through Trip Advisor and I'm glad we went. My daughter loved doing something on the spinning wheel. Worth a visit! Don't miss it! The staff are very enthusiastic about the place and they make an effort to make sure you feel welcome and are well informed! Enjoyed our visit!

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been going to this area for years and this year found this little gem, Ernie and his lovely wife made us so welcome, I made myself a jug on the potters wheel, there are art classes on a Tuesday, which I took up and as I thought I am no Van Gof, then we had coffee and a... More 

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

A most amazing building. The staff were very friendly, helpful and certainly know the history of the building. Highly recommended.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to the potteries as a last minute idea,and so pleased we did,Ernie and the girls are fantastic.My daughter(Laura) and eleven year old grandson(Jack) made pots with Ernie,s fun and amusing guidance,we then had refreshments before touring the potteries with a qiuz sheet suitable for my grandson.Having visited all the attractions in Yarmouth over the years I never thought... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We recently visited the Great Yarmouth Pottery. The building is an old Herring smoke house, made completely out of timber found on the beach from old shipwrecks. Once inside the door, the entrance is imposing and is filled with pictures painted by Ernie Childs. You could happily spend an hour here before even going in the museum proper.. Once we... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was interesting to learn some of the history of the area, with photos of how hard life was when you had to work or go hungry. Staff were on hand to answer any questions in a friendly manner which caused more questions. You could spend quite some time there if you were working on a project. Good for youngsters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My Friend andI visited the Great Yarmouth Pottery and old Smokehouse and we we amazed by how much there was to see and do. Eric was such a charming and talented man. Who helped me and my friend make something respectable out of clay on the wheel to take home. His wife was so kind and friendly and very knowledgable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I went there last week to have a go at the pottery wheel and were glad we did. We had a lot of fun and produced a jug each to take home. It was great and so was the museum. Lots of local knowledge that we were not aware of before. It's like stepping back in time... More 

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