Nelson Museum

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26 South Quay
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2RG

The Nelson Museum celebrates the life and times of Horatio Nelson, England's famous Naval hero. Explore Nelson's career, from his childhood through his famous battles to his tragic, heroic death, with our great displays and our hands-on activities. Try our hammock, play ship's games, examine cannon from Nelson's time or sit in our sunny picnic area. Avoid the rats and listen out for the cannon fire!

Further information

Opening Hours:

February - November Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 4pm Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.


Adults £3.80 (over 16) Concessions £3.20 (OAP, students) Children £2.50 (Over 3, under 16) Family ticket £9.50 (2 adults, up to 4 children)


  • Museums Association

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Library is open to the public by appointment only.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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