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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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Lincolnshire, UK
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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