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Time and Tide Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

So after reading all the reviews on here I found it positive so me n Lil man aka my child decided we would go here for a afternoon as it's both somewhere we have said we would like to go.
Overall I feel the price was average compared to some museums.
I personally found it boring and wouldn't go back...its not for my age market :/
My Lil man aged 5 liked going round finding out about the history n what makes great yarmouth.
We both found the quiz quite good ;) once we had gone round twice and doing the quiz the price was naff. Even my Lil man was like is that it!! Hmm

My advice would be if your going with school or grandparents then great :) other wise no go

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timet123, General Manager at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to the Time and Tide museum. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the museum and that the entry price was not reflective of your visitor experience. We try to appeal to all age groups by showcasing the history of Great Yarmouth from it's earliest incarnation right up to the 1980's. The displays cover two full floors and we also have exhibitions which change twice per year. The current one, Supermodels, details model making and includes exhibits from Aardman animations and hollywood movies. Thank you for you comments about the quiz/trail. We value all feedback and we try to ensure our entry prices sit well against other attractions in Great Yarmouth. This includes family tickets and voucher offers. We hope you would visit again in the future when we have other events & trails running and a new exhibition to view, as these are all included in the entry price to offer a full experience and good value.

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"herring"
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"fishing industry"
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"silver darlings"
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"well worth a visit"
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"smoke house"
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"kippers"
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"local fishing"
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"local history"
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"fishing history"
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"old smoke"
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"cafe on site"
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"all ages"
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"audio guide"
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"interesting displays"
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We expected more.
It did smell of fish.
Did not like the lay out,
Thought it was like a maze.
I would not go back again.

1  Thank Jackie804428
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timet123, General Manager at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Thank you for your review following your recent trip to the Time and Tide museum. We are sorry to hear that you thought the layout was poor and that you were disappointed with the museum.
We have planned the museum around the the site, which was originally a herring curing works, to preserve the history of the building. We plan the route so you can experience as much of this original architecture as possible to bring the almost forgotten trade alive. There are a couple of areas where the museum layout means you have to use the same entrance and exit, plus the displays are spread across two floors. The front of house staff should direct visitors to the routes through different sections and a floor map is available. We do always strive to give a great experience and we welcome feedback. Therefore, we will review our museum signage to ensure the journey through the museum space across the two floors is clearer.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Set in an old herring smoking building it was very interesting. Really captures the way of life in Great Yarmouth.

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Reviews for the Museum are plentiful and generally report an excellent facility, which is well worth a visit. I can only confirm this is an outstanding museum, so will report about the café which is on the site.
During the past month of August there have been special evenings at £19.50 per person which includes access to the museum and a three course dinner with a Jazz Trio to accompany the food. The music was excellent, but the food could have been so much better. That is not to say it was not good, but as many of my reports suggest, there was far too much on the plate, most of which was not required. A starter of large grilled scallops would have been superb, if the scallops had not been sat on a bed of peas and broad beans, together with a huge pile of salad on the side !!! Scallops are very delicate and should not be messed around. Another starter of beef carpaccio had the beef almost covered in salad, but when found under the leaves, was extremely good. Once again, the carpaccio would have been much better with just a little olive oil and parmesan shavings.
All of the main courses sounded wonderful on the menu, but each plate was covered with huge amounts of salad leaves and the inevitable sprinkling of parsley leaves around the edge of the plates, to make the plate seem full. WHY, this idea went out over thirty years ago ? The sea bass could not be seen until the salad had been taken off and some beef patties - rather tasty - had slices of beetroot on top of each patty when the beetroot should have been underneath, if at all. The desserts were actually quite good, with a lovely rectangular plate of ice cream accompanied by an espresso coffee and small Bailey's liqueur. An enjoyable evening, which could have been so much better.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Very interesting, lots to do and see and great value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Claire Q
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