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“A trip back in time”
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Yesterday's World
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Owner description: Whatever age you are, whether you’re young or not so young, you’ll just love a visit to our fantastic and award-winning Yesterday’s World in Great Yarmouth. Superbly located right on the Golden Mile you’ll be amazed as soon as you walk through the entrance – you can even walk straight from the seafront into our famous themed Victorian cafe. See stunning life-size Victorian street and shop displays. You’ll marvel at how many original exhibits we have here – over 150,000 all beautifully presented showing over 100 years of British history.Your unique and fascinating journey starts here – take in a visit to the ironmongers shop, discover what it was like in a 19th century apothecary. The younger ones will be amazed at what a toy shop looked like compared to today! Your journey continues with life-like historical figures such as Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria – you will even take an audience with her and also view the Royal exhibition. Meet also the life-size characters from famous Victorian novels. Your journey will be full of surprises including sound and light shows.Discover what the local car mechanic’s garage was like, visit the amazing wheelwrights or the fantastic display of cameras – there’s so much to see. Throughout your journey you will discover many fascinating facts and figures from various characters of over last 100 years giving you an insight into life during their times. Immerse yourself in a fabulous trip down memory lane – there really is something for everyone from our thousands upon thousands of treasures and unique memorabilia from days gone by and see for yourself how much Great Yarmouth has changed since the nineteenth century.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We visited Yestredays World on a damp Monday morning whilst on holiday. Starting in Victorian times we firtst visited Queen Victoria's room and sat and listened and watched film footage of different aspect of life. At the time of our visit we were the only two people in the museum and one of the guides gave us so much information about the museum and its collection as well as telling us about his own collection. It was nice to hear such dedication from such a young person. In fact all the staff were very nice.
All the staff dress in period costume and are on hand to give any information you require. There are so many pieces in the displays and as we went around we kept saying "I can remember my Gran etc having one of those" or " I had one of those when I was little". The visit ends with a ride on a Victorian carousel which is included in the admission price which at £6.95 we thought was good value. (We used Tesco tokens which made the visit cheaper).
Our visit lasted for about an hour or so and when we came out we had coffee in the Victorian coffee shop and bought some Christmas decorations from the shop.

1  Thank delilahStokie
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Love everything about this shop from the old posters to the old fashioned sweets in original type tins! Even the lady serving is in costume period! Quite expensive though so watch your pennies!

Thank Gleanster
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

its one of the best museum of its kind ive been to in england it takes you back in time the desplays and shops were first class and i was able to go round the whole museum with a large mobility scooter

Thank estella l
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Having visited our local Yesterdays World in Battle Sussex we enjoyed that ,So being in the Town knew it was worth a visit.We were certainly not dissapointed,There is a lot to see and the icing on the cake was a ride on the carousel especially as its the only indoor one we have seen.Our visit finished with a nice hot drink and cake in the olde worlde coffee shop.

Thank barry b
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Loved the trip to the past! Really enjoyed the carasel! Will go back again - there is always more to see you didn't notice the first time round :o)

Thank annie8600
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