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Time and Tide Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Louth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

I took my daughter to this museum and was pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was. It's housed in one of Great Yarmouth's old herring curing factories and the exhibits recount the maritime and fishing heritage of the region. There are hands on interactive displays, audio and film guides and a recreation of a Victorian 'row'.
There is a fun gallery depicting Great Yarmouth as a seaside resort through the decades with photos, posters and memorabilia. There are also other unrelated interesting exhibits.
The museum has a gift shop and there is a tea room next door.
All in all, a good way to while away a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon.

Visited May 2013
Thank morgaer
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“First class attraction”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Worth every penny. A great place to find out about the past in an old smokehouse factory with its very evocative smell . There is a lot to see and a lot to learn about how things used to be. It doesn't look very big from the outside but don't be fooled - there's plenty to see. A reconstruction of one of the now lost Rows is quite revealing about how people used to live.
Although set on two levels with stairs, there are two lifts available.
Ample car parking is also available outside.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank johnboy1066
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

What a hidden treasure of a museum! Located in a back alley, a former fish smokehouse, this museum turned out to be a treasure. With information, photos, and interactive displays on the local fishing industry, it was fascinating. Can't recommend it more!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank nottinghall
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Diss, United Kingdom
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573 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Another brilliant museum in Yarmouth! The only fault is the way markers are not big and bold enough as we seemed to get lost a couple of times and it asked us to continue our guide a certain way and we had already been there and obviously missed bits out. The museum has different exhibits during the year and when we visited it include the works of Alfred Wallis which were very interesting. The museum covers the history of Yarmouth very well, mainly the herring industry, either by a guide to purchase, an audio guide, informative videos or hands on activities. I was pleased to see a school group visiting.

Visited May 2013
Thank R P T
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Malaga, Spain
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134 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Set inside one of the old herring factories, and covering all the history of Gt Yarmouth, through the times when it was a busy fishing harbour, through the suffering of the war years until the present. Definitely one not to miss, recommended.

Visited February 2013
Thank Robert K
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