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Time and Tide Museum

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Address: Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England
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+44 1493 743930
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time...

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.

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Fantastic history and still the smells of the herring fish industry

Only went for half a day, not expecting to see much, however we ran out of time, as upstairs above the main fishing industry museum, is Gt. Yarmouth through the 1 & 2 World Wars... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only went for half a day, not expecting to see much, however we ran out of time, as upstairs above the main fishing industry museum, is Gt. Yarmouth through the 1 & 2 World Wars, very interesting, found out that Gt. Yarmouth was the first place in the WORLD to be hit by an air raid in the 1st world... More 

Thank Gary J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to visit. Lots of history. Try not to go when schools are visiting as can be noisy. We went when they had a rock n roll exhibition on which was also great fun. There is cafe attached which served nice food too.

Thank sitgesgirly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My late hubby (sadly lost him 8 months ago) had an amazing time in this museum - people should know that Gt Yarmouth isn't just about the commercial front, lovely as it is, but that there are so many places to visit on the quay that are so interesting. We spent about 4 hours!! there as it was so good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't quite know what to expect with the Time and Tide museum, needless to say I was pleasantly surprised! A rich and interesting history of the fishing past of Great Yarmouth along with the visually striking smoke houses (that still smell today!). The time and tide also has a Victorian row, where you can get an idea of what pre... More 

Thank tristan j
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the museum all to myself on a December morning and enjoyed it tremendously. The layout is very well made and one indeed gets a very good idea what life in Great Yarmouth was like both onshore and offshore, very good overview of the rise and decline of the fishing business.

Thank Muireall
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Had a look round was, well worth it Then poped into cafe was a little bit disapointed with selection of food .so just had hot chocolate and cake ,staff ok but could do a lot more .but loved the museum

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Usualy we would go as a family once a year to this museum. However, it is good for an afternoon out not a day trip. In the 7 years we have been going not much has really changed. But it is good for learning about the history of Great Yarmouth

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timet123, Admin Assistant at Time and Tide Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback - we are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit as much as expected. Changes to displays are made possible with funding from the Arts Council and in the last few years we have used this to open the new Chemist shop in the Rows and the Boulters Museum display. We have also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This museum is outstanding. My husband and I went with a friend and all three of us were enjoying it. They have activities along with videos and plenty of information. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

great museum tells all about the past helpful staff on duty gives you a better understanding of past times

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Disabled access meaning this is open to mamy possibilities of attendees, when I went it had a primary school being taught therenbut also other adults on days out and some young children too. Interesting historic museum pieces throughout which are viewable by all. Didn't test out the cafe at all. Staff very helpful on any help I needed during my... More 

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