Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life Latitude: 0.052° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 0.01 ° 26' 15.9° E
Click on the links below to see online exhibitions of items from our collection
This award winning museum is located in recently renovated Victorian herring curing works. The wide-ranging maritime collection concentrates on fishing, shipbuilding and other maritime trades, merchant trade and lifesaving in Great Yarmouth. The emphasis is on herring fishing and curing. The museum recreates a fishing trip aboard a drifter, the bustle of the Yarmouth quayside at the peak of the herring season and a Yarmouth Row. There is a fine collection of shipmodels and an important local marine art collection, including Pierhead paintings. A comprehensive archive of photographs, plans and charts, research files and a database of YH registered vessels may be consulted by appointment.
Discover Great Yarmouth's fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.
Wander through a Victorian 'Row' and see inside a fisherman's home. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s quayside, take the wheel of a coastal Drifter and hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue on the high seas. Follow Great Yarmouth’s transformation from a sandbank to the present day, through times of boom and bust and war and peace.
Relax in the the spacious courtyard beneath a spectacular canopy of sails, surrounded by historic fishing boats.
Lively hands-on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides, film shows and children's activities bring the great story of Great Yarmouth vividly to life.
Adult in Family Group: £4.10
Young Person (4-16): £3.60
Museums Pass holders and under 4s free. Discounts for groups, ring 01493 743943 (non schools), 01493 743944 (schools).
* Disabled visitors, over 60s and students.
Please note: Admission to the shop is free.
1 April 2012 - 31 October 2012
Mon - Fri 9:30am - 16:30 pm
1 Novemeber - 31 march 2013
Mon- Fri 10am - 16:00pm
Sat & Sun 12noon - 16:00pm
Closure times: 24, 25, 26 December 2011 & 1 January 2012
Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
A programme of temporary exhibitions changes throughout the year.
Tel: 01493 743 930
To make an appointment to look at anything in the Maritime Heritage East Archive housed at Time & Tide, please contact Johanna O'Donoghue on 01493 743 941 or email: email@example.com
External Website : http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/
The museum is fully accessible, lifts, assistance dogs welcome, accessible toilets, audio guides and transcripts available.
How to Find Us
Head along Historic South Quay, turn left into Nottingham way where you head across King St to St Peters rd where the 2nd right is Blackfrairs rd where we are situated.
A car park is situated opposite the museum entrance. where we can provide a limited number of parking tickets for visitors (subject to availability)