Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

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Blackfriars Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 3BX

Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past. Discover Great Yarmouth's fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Wander through a Victorian 'Row' and see inside a fisherman's home. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s quayside, take the wheel of a coastal Drifter and hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue on the high seas. Follow Great Yarmouth’s transformation from a sandbank to the present day, through times of boom and bust and war and peace. Relax in the the spacious courtyard beneath a spectacular canopy of sails, surrounded by historic fishing boats. Lively hands-on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides, film shows and children's activities bring the great story of Great Yarmouth vividly to life.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Summer opening 29th March – 31st October 2018 10:00 – 16:30 (every day) Winter opening - 1st November 2018 – 31st March 2019 Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00 Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 16:00


Adult £5.95 Concession £5.65 Young Person £5.00 Family + 2 adults £20.95 Family + 1 adult £15.70


  • English Heritage

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Maritime Archive is open to public by appointment only. If you would like to use the Maritime Archive at Time and Tide make an appointment for this free service. The archive is open, by appointment, on Mondays between 10.00 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 15.30. Please telephone: 01493 743930 or email: [email protected] Address: Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General audio-guide available
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • 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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