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Address: 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH, England
Phone Number: 01493 855746
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Description: Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house...
Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and find out what is was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room. Dress the family in Tudor costumes. Let children play in the activity packed toy room, and relax in the small, but delightful, walled garden. The Elizabethan House is a National Trust site managed by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.
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A rare saterday visit

only open weekdays unless advertised to say on a Saturday pretty small national trust property but very interesting well worth a visit Great Yarmouth has some very good museums

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

only open weekdays unless advertised to say on a Saturday pretty small national trust property but very interesting well worth a visit Great Yarmouth has some very good museums

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

after finally finding it as its not very well signed over the town, I was very disappointed, there were numbers next to things like we should have had a info book to read up on each things but nothing, I found a couple of info paddles on a shelf in a room, rooms very dark. alot smaller than I thought... More 

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timet123, General Manager at Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Elizabethan House Museum. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. I agree that signage directing you to the museum could be better. We are actively pursuing this with the local council and are asking for more signs to be installed to help visitors to find us. Also,... More 

Rochford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visited on heritage weekend free admission an added bonus.Interesting and long history back to 1500s when house was built. Including the room where the conspiracy of king Charles 1st was made.Well worth a visit

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Lincolnshire, UK
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31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This wonderful house with its Elizabethan origins is a magic visit. Owned but the NT it is not normally open on Saturdays, but the Maritime Festival meant we could visit. You will see the initials of the owner in 1596 and his wife, carved into the fireplace and the kids will simply love dressing up as Roundheads in the Consoiracy... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I went here with my daughters on one of the special days when they all dress up and it was fantastic. The rooms are so spacious, its like walking back in time. I learnt how to make my own air fresheners with fresh oranges, how to fold napkins but best of all, the kids learnt how to polish shoes! something... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A superb house with historical exhibits with a good interest in the domestic rather then the heavy side of history. Also had information about the Victorian times.

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of a number of small museums well away from the razzamatazz of the Marine Parade. The history of the house and the area gave an insight into old Yarmouth. Tip: These museums are each quite inexpensive but it soon adds up if you visit several. The TIC has a booklet with money off vouchers for these museums and much... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had coffee and cake. Lovely cake and nice surroundings. Good offer of entrance to the museum with afternoon tea. We didn't visit the museum. Some staff were a little surly but on the whole a good experience.

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Calne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not impressed at all, only about 6 rooms to see, and not done in the Elizabethan style, a miss-mash of different eras. Luckily being members of the National Trust we had free entry.

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timet123, General Manager at Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed when visiting the Elizabethan House museum. We are working hard to protect and maintain this unique building for everyone to visit and enjoy. Although the museum is fairly small it has evolved through several hundred years and the room layouts and courtyard garden are designed to reflect... More 

Pakenham, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
230 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Actually this is a 3.5 rating, as though it's small and the parking very limited it is a good 2 hours informative visit. Take the audio guide as it's easy to miss some stuff, the staircase and the toy room are particular favourites. A whole room is dedicated to the Gunpowder plot. Somewhere different for the children to be entertained... More 

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timet123, Staff at Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you and your children enjoyed your visit. The Elizabethan House is smaller than some of our other sites but as you say, it's full of interesting facts and history. The Conspiracy room in particular has that air of tension about it. If you find your self in town with a few hours... More 

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