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Elizabethan House Museum

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Address: 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH, England
Phone Number: 01493 855746
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Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house...

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.

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Lovely little museum

We spent a really nice hour & a half looking around the house. Loved trying on the pieces of costume. Hats, helmets etc. Also for myself, the kitchen & all its old utensils... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DAWN C
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like being back in time, guides were full of interesting facts and lovely people, if you love history you will love this little gem

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a really nice hour & a half looking around the house. Loved trying on the pieces of costume. Hats, helmets etc. Also for myself, the kitchen & all its old utensils, bygone kitchen aids etc were of great interest. The stories surrounding the house were also interesting. Although not a huge museum I'm sure most people would enjoy... More 

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Thank DAWN C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The house is interesting and the children were kept amused for an hour. The entrance fee over £16 for 3 young children and 2 adults was about right.

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Thank Stephen H
watford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

we visited this house ad found it set in period its a nice place to visit for an hour or two , it has certain historic attributes we liked it

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Thank WatfordTonypip
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This historical house is filled with beautiful wood panelling and lots of relevant artefacts. There is a video to watch and upstairs is the room where King Charles I fate was discussed. Very knowledgeable staff are happy to relate the story to visitors which enriches their visit. Watch out for the squirrels tea party in a case (real squirrels) a... More 

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Thank TheArchers15
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Well preserved and presented. If, as seems likely, this house was where the fate of Charles I was decided and his death warrant signed it truly is a place of major historical importance.

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Thank Alan E
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit here whilst visiting Great Yarmouth. Ideal place to visit on a rainy day. Museum itself was really well laid out and was really interesting! Would recommend!!

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Thank cg2792
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Enjoyed wandering through the rooms. The displays are charming and very scrumptious. The stained glass is beautiful especially the boats. Each room gives your a taste of a time in history relevent to the house.

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Thank happyshe2015
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Loved it and this along with the Row Houses and Merchants house are amazing examples of the town's history. The town should make far more of their history

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Thank Shirley B
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Situated on the quay front this is a small Elizabethan house in two floors. The DVD on show tells you all you need to know. There are a few interesting exhibits - but overall it's a little disappointing.

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