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Time and Tide Museum

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Address: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
Phone Number: 01493 ​743930
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time...

Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s fish wharf and take the wheel of a steam drifter. Hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue and meet some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.Discover the town's rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. Wander down a tupical 1913 'Row' and see inside the homes of a local fisherman and his neighbours.Explore the smokehouses, where the lingering aroma of smoked herring is a reminder of times gone by.See website for details of of our events programme.Shop and cafe also available. For all other enquiries please see the website or telephone the museum.

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Great day out

Had a really great day today. Found out my husband's family used to own the building in the 1800's. My two young children loved dressing up. The staff were very informative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
tennutman1974
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really great day today. Found out my husband's family used to own the building in the 1800's. My two young children loved dressing up. The staff were very informative and happy to help. I also loved the sign in the loo about not throwing tea bags down the loo.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a few streets back from the sea front but within easy walking distance and also has the advantage of free parking in the surrounding streets. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful, recommending the museum guide book (£3), which entitled us both to the free audio guide, which would have cost us £1 each without the guide... More 

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Thank EnfieldPeter
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This little museum in a former herring curing works does a very good job of telling some of the history of Yarmouth.There is a recreation of one of Yarmouth's unique Rows with rooms furnished as they would have been and a peek at the seaside holiday history..The herring fishing exhibition is very informative and there are lots of curious exhibits... More 

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Thank NotaGrockle2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Gt Yarmouth we went here, not expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised by what we saw. A very good and interesting insight into the history and fishing industry of the town, with lots to do and see. Loved every minute. Layout well presented with disabled and sensory needs well thought of. We are both visually impaired and following... More 

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Narooma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a sound insight into Great Yarmouth's history and the special place of fishing in that this is a great place. Well laid out in an old kipper smokehouse the lingering odour of soot adds real flavour to the visit. We spent over two hours here and were well informed and educated about herrings, landforms, various settlers, floods, air raids... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific time we had. The museum was full of interest and authentic smells of smoked fish. The exhibitions were delightful with plenty of chance to interact. Ideal location for school trips.

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Thank Chris C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday a great little museum, Spent a good few hours looking round all the exhibits then visited the cafe for lunch. Initially it looks small but the upstairs is great and we enjoyed every aspect of museum and the history behind it.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very very interesting place to go and see for all the family, come rain or shine. Lots of very interesting facts

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a truly hidden treasure, just off Nelson Road you will discover a life time of local history, at the moment a special exhibition of Rock & Roll featuring Billy Fury its great!

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corby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent about three hours taking in the sights sounds and smells of this museum. This attraction is suitable for all age groups and really was one of the best experiences. It covered Great Yarmouth from the era of fishing, the experiences of war and also a special exhibition of pop music, I believe 60s and 70s. My husband and I... More 

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