Time and Tide Museum

Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth: Hours, Address, Time and Tide Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Time and Tide Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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. Museum gift shop available. The Silver Darlings Cafe is currently closed and vending machines only available for drinks and snacks. For all other enquiries please see the website or telephone the museum. All visits should be booked in advance - see website for full details.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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cheepskate
saarfen-d'on-sea79 contributions
Surprisingly interesting museum
Oct 2021
An old "Yarmouth Bloater" factory converted into a museum recording the 1000-year old history of Yarmouth. Fascinating. As out-of-towners strolling around the town, we went there to escape the rain for an hour or so and stayed for over half a day. No proper cafe which is a shame.
Written October 16, 2021
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Lorraine
5 contributions
Brilliant
Oct 2021 • Family
Much more to see than expected. You need at least 2/3 hours to see everything here. Very educational. Well worth going. Would definitely visit again.
Written October 14, 2021
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mike d
5 contributions
Our experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
From the exvellent welcome by staff to the varied interesting and occassional interactive game we were intrigued educated and amused. Very good visuals. Loved the street, distance effect. The whole experience much more than expected or gathered from the advertising.
Written October 12, 2021
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megsimm
Croydon, UK40 contributions
interesting
Sep 2021
we enjoyed this museum - smells and all! Lots of info on fishing, sailing, and the town's history. staff were friendly too
Written October 3, 2021
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ruth b
1 contribution
A wonderful museum
Sep 2021
Brilliant. So much to see and read and feel. Housed in the real kipper smoke-house, there is a reconstructed street, the smoky slats and brine tanks, boats and tools, and many videos. We spent over 4 hours there. It gives you a real sense of the history of Great Yarmouth. Much better than the pleasure beach!
Written September 27, 2021
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Denarii P
5 contributions
Helpful staff
Sep 2021
Nice little museum. Super helpful staff...I was able to see everything on my mobility scooter. There was a school party in at the time and from the laughter I would say having a super time!
Written September 25, 2021
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MPlay1994
Brighton, UK20 contributions
Insightful and interesting!
Sep 2021 • Couples
A brilliant run through the history of Great Yarmouth and through the fishing industry’s evolution.

Fun for all ages, this is well worth a trip slightly away from the seafront - there is parking available opposite or slightly up the road at the shopping centre.
Written September 24, 2021
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seafarers62
Great Oakley, UK222 contributions
Great value for money museum
Sep 2021
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. Museum gift shop available. The Silver Darlings Cafe to rest your weary feet.Great value for money museum
Written September 23, 2021
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Westgatefamily
Westgate-on-Sea, UK39 contributions
Excellent museum
Aug 2021 • Family
Brilliant museum - love how much it smells like the smoked fish it once housed!

We spent around 2 hours walking around and experiencing the place. Our boys loved the interactive sections of the museum. So much history cramed in.

Brilliant exhibit showing photos of fisherwoman (Scottish herring lassies). Very moving.

Written August 30, 2021
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Chris
2 contributions
Excellent
Aug 2021 • Family
Great museum. Easy to book on line . Great for all ages . A good mix of things to see, all very well displayed. We would recommend this excellent museum to everyone.
Written August 27, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Time and Tide Museum

Time and Tide Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM