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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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Tudor and Victorian Exhibits

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Although this venue is slightly over priced it is ideal place for children and adults to explore the mystic underwater world of the oceans. A huge variety of fish to observe including Seahorses. It's a must visit place.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This museum is an old town house that has been converted to a museum with all the rooms made out as they apparently would have been. There is a fair bit to see and some interesting facts and information dotted around. If not for the kids' activity, though, I think my six year old might have got a bit bored.... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As a resident of the town all my life I waited to visit until my 61st year as it was 'free' to NT members. Really it wasn't worth the visit despite a very informative guide and certainly not worth the normal admission fee. As a keen follower of history I was disappointed.

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

An old merchant's house right on the quay in Great Yarmouth, this is an important historic house where it's said the death of Charles I was plotted. The clothes and armour for children to try on helps history come alive and makes it more exciting and enjoyable

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
43 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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