Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Children playing in the museum's courtyard.
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Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past. 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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site, Gallery

Opening hours

1 November 2014 – 31 March 2015, Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4pm
1 April – 30 September 2015, 10am - 4.30pm every day

Admission charges

Admission prices from 1 April 2014 -
Adult £4.95
Concession £3.95
Child £3.50
Family ticket (2 Adult + all children) £12.00
Family ticket (1 Adult + all children) £9.00


  • English Heritage

Additional info

Maritime East Archive is open to public by appointment only.

If you would like to use the Maritime East Archive at Time and Tide make an appointment for this free service. The archive is open, by appointment, on Mondays between 10.00 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 15.30.
Please telephone Emma Davison (Curator) on 01493 743941 or
email: emma.davison@norfolk.gov.uk
Address: Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX

Maritime Heritage East, led from Time and Tide, is a project to raise the profile of the rich maritime collections in the East of England, and to develop local, regional and national partnerships.

Over 30 other museums and heritage attractions from the coastal counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are currently on board.

A forthcoming website and a programme of exhibitions aim to generate interest in our regional maritime collections and to increase access to them.
Please contact Fiona Ford, Maritime Curator, on 01493 743941
E-mail : fiona.ford@norfolk.gov.uk
Address: Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life displays many objects formerly displayed in the Maritime Museum of East Anglia.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Maritime, Personalities, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Edward Seago, Alfred Stannard, William Joy
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Friday Talks


Drop in to one of the regular Friday lunchtime talks led by museum staff and guest speakers. A list of topics can be viewed on the website so you can pick and choose from what interests you. For example: The History of Dentistry, The Archaeology of Great Yarmouth, Vanished Villages and so on.

How to obtain

Friday Talks are free after normal museum admission and are suitable for 16+ years. For further information email yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk.

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
Blackfriars Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 3BX






01493 743930

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