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Address: 18 Trinity Place (off Blackfriars Road), Great Yarmouth NR30 3HA , England
Phone Number: 441493850585
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I cannot recommend this place enough! Me and a colleague supported three of our customers with learning difficulties here and they loved every second! From the wonderful friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Danny S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough! Me and a colleague supported three of our customers with learning difficulties here and they loved every second! From the wonderful friendly staff to the making of their pots they couldn't have been better. Ernie was an absolute gem to the guys and they loved his company, they walked away with a smile and... More 

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Hertfordshire
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We spent a couple of hours here with two children (aged 3 1/2 and 6) and had a great time. There's lots of artefacts (for example a prison door from the middle ages or part of a whales skull) scattered, somewhat at random, around and I think that that works well for children. There's lot of places to look for... More 

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Thank Alfred A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I had often wondered how the fishing industry worked in this area, and when my wife took me to the Historic smokehouse, I was fascinated by the exhibits, and the excellent information provided by the staff. I had a long conversation with one of the ladies about pottery and how the lovely old building worked and evolved over the years.... More 

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Thank Mike L
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A place well worth a visit when in Great Yarmouth the staff are very friendly and know a lot about the history of the town set in an original smokehouse in one of the oldest parts of the town. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Roger S
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We visit yarmouth quite a few times in the year, and explore all the attractions. There is one place we keep going back to,. yes the Historic Smokehouses The owners Karen and Ernie Childs are full of information and are very interesting people. Doing pottery, paintings also they hold painting classes upstairs. There is somewhere where you can relax and... More 

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Thank Deborah W
Matlock,Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We walked up to the Tide and Time Museum just as two large coaches pulled up. My wife noticed noticed on the opposite side of the road the Historic Smokehouse and pottery,so we decided to pay a visit thank goodness we did. Though quite small and quaint there is so much packed into it and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Well..... What an experience. We had such an amazing morning at the potteries. I pre-booked ahead of time to make sure they could squeeze us all in as we attended as part of a hen do. Karen and Ernie kindly closed to all others so it was lovely to have the whole place to ourselves. We had a booked to... More 

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Thank Becky S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Found this by chance. It's like stepping back in time from the minute you walk through the door. It's packed from floor to ceiling with history. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They gave us a lot of information and took time to chat. They not only gave us the history of the smokehouse but also of Great Yarmouth.... More 

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Thank Elaine M
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

When you get talking to Ernie or Karen, owners you could stand there all day just listening to their tales of old Yarmouth. The building is quient and full of old artefacts collected by Ernie over the years during his time has a diver,. Built into the old town walls using some shipwreck timbers this place is unique in every... More 

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Thank ChrisRNH
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I've always wanted to try out making pottery on a potter's wheel now can't say I've not done it as its anamazing thing to do I absolutely loved visiting there with my mother. There's so much history in such an amazing building with some great people telling you the history too. Defintely would visit again & advise others to visit... More 

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