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Elizabethan House Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and find out what is was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room. Dress the family in Tudor costumes. Let children play in the activity packed toy room, and relax in the small, but delightful, walled garden. The Elizabethan House is a National Trust site managed by Norfolk Museums Service.
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I went here with my daughters on one of the special days when they all dress up and it was fantastic. The rooms are so spacious, its like walking back in time. I learnt how to make my own air fresheners with fresh oranges, how to fold napkins but best of all, the kids learnt how to polish shoes! something they never thought of before. There were lots of other things going on as well and we had a fantastic day. Would love to go again soon. As a bonus, when you come out, have a look across the road and see if the Lydia Eva is on the Quay, its a very old fishing vessel and its free to board it and have a look back in time at Great Yarmouth's herring industry. The guys on board can answer any questions you may have.

1  Thank Sue G
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

One of a number of small museums well away from the razzamatazz of the Marine Parade. The history of the house and the area gave an insight into old Yarmouth.
Tip: These museums are each quite inexpensive but it soon adds up if you visit several. The TIC has a booklet with money off vouchers for these museums and much more.

2  Thank Juliet F
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We had coffee and cake. Lovely cake and nice surroundings. Good offer of entrance to the museum with afternoon tea. We didn't visit the museum. Some staff were a little surly but on the whole a good experience.

1  Thank Sibbycambridgeshire
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Not impressed at all, only about 6 rooms to see, and not done in the Elizabethan style, a miss-mash of different eras. Luckily being members of the National Trust we had free entry.

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timet123, General Manager at Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed when visiting the Elizabethan House museum. We are working hard to protect and maintain this unique building for everyone to visit and enjoy. Although the museum is fairly small it has evolved through several hundred years and the room layouts and courtyard garden are designed to reflect the use of the building through it's history. We do provide audio guides to help visitors gain the full experience of these changes. More information about events and the history of the house is available on our website and on facebook and twitter. We hope you will visit us again in the future and enjoy some of the many events held in the museum.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Actually this is a 3.5 rating, as though it's small and the parking very limited it is a good 2 hours informative visit. Take the audio guide as it's easy to miss some stuff, the staircase and the toy room are particular favourites. A whole room is dedicated to the Gunpowder plot. Somewhere different for the children to be entertained on a wet summer day.

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1  Thank Philip S
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timet123, Staff at Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you and your children enjoyed your visit. The Elizabethan House is smaller than some of our other sites but as you say, it's full of interesting facts and history. The Conspiracy room in particular has that air of tension about it.

If you find your self in town with a few hours to kill, please do pop into the Tolhouse by the library or Time & Tide down Blackfriars Road; we'd love to see you!

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