The Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth is housed in a preserved Victorian herring curing works and tells the story of life in Yarmouth and the surrounding area up until the present day. Here, visitors take a journey into the past and discover the fascinating history and rich maritime and fishing industry of Yarmouth as well as people who made their living from the sea. The main building was originally the Tower Fish Curing Works whch was built circa 1850 and closed in 1988, and the Time and Tide Museum now occupies several buildings and a large area outside with exhibitions and displays as well as visitor attractions.
The museum's galleries and exhibitions follow the story of Great Yarmouth from a simple sandbank to a bustling port and fashionable seaside resort. The lively hands-on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides, fascinating archive film shows and children's activities bring the great story of Yarmouth vividly to life. You can wander through a Victorian 'Row' (a narrow Victorian street with small houses close together) 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.
Time and Tide is Norfolk's third largest museum and part of Maritime Heritage East. It is considered to be a museum of national importance and was a finalist in the Council of Europe's Museum of the Year Award. There is an attractive and spacious courtyard under a canopy of sails to relax in, and historic fishing boats moored alongside a 1950's quayside. Children will find plenty to see and do, and parents will enjoy a fascinating insight into Great Yarmouth's past.
Museum location: Blackfriars' Rd, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX
Caister Holiday Park: 4.4 miles
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