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The Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Trust

The Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Trust

Online Exhibitions

Click on the links below to see online exhibitions of items from our collection

Lydia Eva: The Watchmoor years

Lydia Eva A floating Museum

About Us

The Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Charitable Trust Limited preserves 2 of Great Britains most important vessels. The Lydia Eva is the world's last surviving herring drifter. Lydia Eva, The world's last herring drifter, has been saved Lydia Eva is an important ship, not only to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft but also to the country. She steamed back to Great Yarmouth in May 2010. This was the first time she has taken a voyage under her own power for many years. The successful steaming was the culmination of thousands of volunteer hours, engineering expertise from local businesses. The Mincarlo is the last complete Lowestoft-built sidewinder trawler, with the Main engine built by AK Diesel's also of Lowestoft For more details on either vessel, the work of the Trust or Volunteers please refer to The Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Charitable Trust Limited

Admission Costs

Free to enter. Donations requested on exit

Opening Hours

Both Ships "Lydia Eva" & "Mincarlo" will once again be open for visitors in May 2013. As from May 1st Lydia Eva will be open:-Tues-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm. Contact local tourist information before making a special trip or refer to Lydia Eva and Mincarlo pages


The Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Charitable Trust Ltd 18/19 Trinity Place,
Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,NR30 3HA www.lydiaeva.org.uk

Latitude: 52.60539552° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 1.724661 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

Both vessels are equipped with museums in their former fish-holds. They are staffed entirely by volunteers.


Access is limited. There are steep steps and gangways.

How to Find Us

Refer to Lydia Eva and Mincarlo website for current hours.


Some Photos of Our Museum

Mincarlo at Sea - monochrome
Mincarlo at Sea
Lydia dressed for the Olympics
Lydia Eva at her summer Berth
Mincarlo leaving harbour - monochrome
Mincarlo leaving harbour


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