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Elizabethan House Museum

4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH, England
01493 855746
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
122 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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

Cambridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed out visit to the Elizabethan House. It is a real gem away from the hustle and bustle of the sea front. Has a lovely peaceful feel and enjoyed savouring the various rooms - especially liked the staircase and stained glass window. A bit sad that some of the other houses on South Quay look quite run down as... More

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UK
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56 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really enjoyed are visit. The audio guide was very informative and gave us background on the property and the social history of the times show cased in the house. We always find the kitchens really interesting.

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

Thank you so much for your review. Pop into the Tolhouse Museum or Time and Tide if you find yourself in town with a few hours to spare. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on events throughout the year. More

Woking, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Not the best National Trust property I've been too, quite small with only a few rooms so not really worth the price. Good for children with clothes to try on. Okay if there on a rainy day and looking for something to do.

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

Thank you for reviewing The Elizabethan House Museum. We do hope to provide both value for money and a memorable experience for all visitors and I am sorry to hear that we fell short of this during your recent trip to see us. Good to know that the dressing up clothes in the museum are popular with children as we... More

Norwich
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited on a dull day and were charmed by the house and the excellence of the audio tour. This place is a great example of how museums show present their exhibits and engross visitors. Really recommended for all ages as good things for kids as well.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

In the summer months they have themed days, we went when Queen Victoria was present and she informed the children on how things where back when she was alive and showed then her clothes. A lovely day out.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Elizabethan House. We had 5 children with us, ages 6-11, who all had a good time. They enjoyed the scullery presentation and helping with the baking and polishing the copper. The woman in the kitchen were great fun and were very informative as well. The museum rooms were set up well and we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We really enjoyed the visit to Elizabeth House,the gentleman in the entrance was very polite and informative.We tried on some of the costumes,and handled the helmets and breastplates very heavy makes you wonder how they could go into battle and be able to fight. Parking was very easy just down the road on the same side. The only downside is... More

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Mytchett, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Very interesting house, took a good hour or more to look around. Very good value, very nice staff.Has some exhibits about cloth and natural dyeing, which I enjoyed as I do spinning, weaving and natural dyeing. Interesting if you like social history.

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