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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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Rock & Roll exhibition.

I am not interested in much of the so-called Pop music but I found the exhibition of a lot of the 50's and 60's performers quite absorbing. Also the regular museum relating to old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not interested in much of the so-called Pop music but I found the exhibition of a lot of the 50's and 60's performers quite absorbing. Also the regular museum relating to old Yarmouth and the fishing/ curing business was well worth the admission price on its own.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food in Silver Darling's Cafe. Good value for money. Interesting surroundings in an old Mackerel Curing Works. Original features - wooden beams, original doors and staircase. A small play area at the end of the room with an activity centre for small children as well as books to read. Attentive and helpful staff. They wrapped up the children's leftover... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

this is very interesting for all ages need almost a day to get round to see everything plenty for the children to see and do. halfway we went into the little restaurant and had a lovely meal and there was colouring and toys to play with for the little ones. all staff at both venues were polite and friendly a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic. Cannot rate this highly enough! Really interesting. Well laid out. Cheerful and helpful curators. Very unique museum content. Loved our visit to this museum. Also had a discount voucher gained from near by National Trust property a few streets away. A win win !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great little museum. Son really enjoyed it. So much to see from boats to toys from bygone years. The section on great yarmouth in the war years was very interesting . Great for the whole family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now I must confess to not being a great museum lover - apart from the Natural History in London (which I would go to tomorrow) they are not top of my list to go. That said, the Time and Tide museum is such an amazing way of spending a wer afternoon in Great Yarmouth. So much history crammed into such... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was. wonderful experience. We learnt so much about herring fishing in Great Yarmouth in the past. The smell if the smoked herring was so true to life really amazing.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day here - lots to see and do from the Herring history to the temporary exhibition upstairs on rock and roll which was brilliant. Child friendly with lovely welcoming staff. When we went some were in costume/character. When we went there was also a lovely arts and crafts activity on with lots of choice as to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a rainy day in August, we decided to save ourselves the extortionate prices of Sealife Centre and try something a bit different. Using vouchers from the Norfolk Tourism brochures, our group of 4 paid £15.80 and spent a couple of hours wandering around the Time and Tide museum. The kids (8 and 6) were focused on following the Rock'n'Roll... More 

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

from the moment you enter you are steeped in history and the replica market rows are amazing as is the herring sheds with the smell of smoked fish all those years later an amazing place

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