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Lydia Eva Steam Drifter

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Address: 1 Viking Road | Hall Quay, opposite the Town Hall, Great Yarmouth NR31 0NU, England
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The Lydia Eva is the last steam drifter and is free to go on board. You are met by enthusiastic volunteers with a great deal of knowledge, and al, this is yours free of charge.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lydia Eva is the last steam drifter and is free to go on board. You are met by enthusiastic volunteers with a great deal of knowledge, and al, this is yours free of charge.

Thank BobVXRO
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very interesting visit. Lots of information about the last steam drifter and the herring fishing industry. Free entry but a donation helps to keep the boat afloat.

1 Thank Tony M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very enjoyable, brought alive by the lady volunteer who showed us around. No entry price, just a voluntary donation.

Thank Qtulip
Loughton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had a wonderful tour of the Lydia Eva and it was a highlight of my holiday. The passionate and knowledgeable volunteers made this a wonderful experience, I felt that they would have happily chatted away for hours. I can't recommend this highly enough and I will certainly go back again if I am in the area again. Thank you!

Thank whydidicomehere
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Most people miss the best parts of Great Yarmouth, heading for Junk Street and the pier. Walk up Regents Road, explore the little passages called 'Ways' and end up on the Yare's Historic quayside. There's a little drifter moored there called the Lydia Eva. Go on board. Its free!. We spent a wonderful, fascinating hour having a tour escorted by... More 

Thank philnsue
Witney, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Had parked on the Quay to visit the Elizabethan House and spotted this drifter trawler. It was open and we decided to go aboard. Free admission but donations welcome. Given a guided tour by a passionate volunteer. It was brilliant and gave us a great experience of how challenging it must have been to have worked on board.

Thank Selhurst300
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I'd seen the Lydia Eva when driving past and wanted to have a look so on a poor day we visited Great Yarmouth. What a fascinating visit and how keen the chaps onboard were. Quite how they lived and stoked the boilers with coal must have been a challenge. You can look everywhere and there is an interesting display in... More 

Thank Staffspublover
Boston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Very well worth a visit to learn of the steam, fishing and boating heritage of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Entrance is free but a donation to the charity will help keep the boat afloat. Dedicated and knowledgeable guides take you all over the boat; if you are fit enough you can go below and see the old steam engine, the... More 

Thank Superdad1948
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Advertised As Open Daily However Arrived On The Sunday To Find It Shut, Informed It's Run By Volunteers So Leas Annoyed..Arrived On The Tuesday To Be Sent Away As It Had Been Painted..Finally Able To Visit On The Weds..Greeted By A Nice Man Named Colin Who Took Us Round And Provided Us With Information..Lots Of Steep Ladders To Climb Up... More 

Thank Leanne G
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

We visited here with two young children (3 1/2 and 6) and had a great time. You can go all over the ship and the children loved exploring and climbing up and down ladders. In particular they enjoyed the wheel house and the sleeping quarters. This is a working boat, so it's a bit cramped and some of the ladders... More 

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