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Time and Tide Museum

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Address: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
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+44 1493 743930
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12:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time...

Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s fish wharf and take the wheel of a steam drifter. Hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue and meet some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.Discover the town's rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. Wander down a tupical 1913 'Row' and see inside the homes of a local fisherman and his neighbours.Explore the smokehouses, where the lingering aroma of smoked herring is a reminder of times gone by.See website for details of of our events programme.Shop and cafe also available. For all other enquiries please see the website or telephone the museum.

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We all love going to the museum a mix of children and adults, it is such an interesting place the children especially liked everything! would recommend but please allow at least 2... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all love going to the museum a mix of children and adults, it is such an interesting place the children especially liked everything! would recommend but please allow at least 2 hours for the visit maybe longer. the first time we visited it took us 3 hours as we wanted to see everything and take our time :)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can I say? This museum, by virtue of its name, has been calling to me for some time. Finally, on a pleasant, sunny Monday, my partner and I ventured forth, delighted to discover that, in addition to the main museum exhibits, there was a 'You've Never Had it so Good' temporary exhibition. Being fans of vintage decor and artefacts,... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delightful little museum in an old herring smokery. Reconstruction of an old Yarmouth street is fabulous. I would recommend the headset. Well worth a visit. Lovely tea room.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been meaning to visit this museum for a couple of years and made it yesterday. What an absolute treat, so interesting, so much to see and all displayed with great imagination. Two hours was not enough to appreciate everything so will be going back and looking forward to it. The restaurant on site was excellent also, fabulous cakes and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time here interspersed with a coffee and snack in the café. So much to see, smell and hear. So glad the museum has captured the unique Yarmouth accents too. I loved The Rows and the poignant film on WWII. If you are going you will need several hours​ to do it justice. Great for children -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well laid out museum of the fishing industry in Gt Yarmouth and some of the smells and the views are so realistic. the management have sent a lot of time and effort in bringing this review to be one of the best I have seen in the past . Together with the museum of Maritime life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live just around the corner for 9 years frist visit. Will not be the last very good exception of local experiences from times gone by.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent local museum catering for all ages. A fascinating history of the rise of Yarmouth as a herring fishery port inside an old smoke house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here a couple of weeks ago to show my brother who was visiting a taste of the 'old' Yarmouth. To be honest, museum's really aren't my thing and I get easily bored with history so didnt expect to fill the 3 hours we had to get round here... BUT how I wished we had got here at opening time!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and do - hardly anyone there, so visit very relaxing and plenty of interest. Lots of kids interactivity available

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