Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

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

Website

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/

E-mail

yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk

Telephone

01493 743930

Fax

01493 743940

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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

<b>1 April – 31 October 2012</b>
Mon – Sun 9.30am – 4.30pm
<b>1 November – 31 March 2013</b>
Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm
Sat & Sun 12noon - 4pm

Contact the museum for opening times over Christmas and New Year.

Admission charges

Adult: £4.90
Concession*: £4.20
Young Person (4-16): £3.60
Museums Pass holders & 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 and cafe is free.

Discounts

  • 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
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Big Draw

  • 29 October 2014 11-4am

Meet the engineer who built the life size articulated model of the West Runton Elephant and have a go at designing your own mechanical marvel! Take part in the 'quick draw' challenge by sketching your own portrait in under two minutes for our Big Draw Wall.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age

Admission

Adult: £4.95 Conc: £3.95 Young Person (4 -18) £3.50 Family (2 Adults + all children) £12.00 Family (1 Adult + all children) £9

Website

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Water Vole

‘Plop’

  • 29 — 30 November 2014 11am-4pm
  • 6 — 7 December 2014 11am-4pm

Discover the history of the Norfolk Broads and how they were formed. Try your hand at miniature pond dipping and find out what goes ‘plop’ in the broads from water voles to little terns and tadpoles.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of speckled bush cricket

Litter Bugs and Bug Homes

  • 13 — 14 December 2014 11am-4pm

Follow the litter bug trail to find out what not to drop in a bug’s home and make a bug home to take home in this environmentally friendly ramble along leaf litter lane.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Fritton Decoy

A Good ‘Reed’

  • 20 — 21 December 2014 11am-4pm

Reed bed habitat is home to some rare and secretive birds. Spot the reed warbler’s nest, listen to the elusive booming Bittern and look out for the predatory marsh harrier. Read about the Norfolk Broads behind a ‘reed screen’ and take away your own Bittern sound effect in a bottle!

Suitable for

  • Any age
Potatoes

Space Invaders

  • 3 — 4 January 2015 11am-4pm
  • 10 — 11 January 2015 11am-4pm

The Norfolk Broads cover a large area but space is quickly consumed when alien plants invade! Meet Norfolk’s green giants disguised as hogweed, hymalayan balsam and parrots feather in this line up of vicious vegetation. Take away your own sprouting space invader Mr. Potato Head to grow at home.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Snail

Funny Face

  • 17 — 18 January 2015 11am-3pm

From lemon slugs to white-lipped snails, find out why slugs and snails are not just a slimy face but are in fact little wildlife wonder! Make ‘The Amazing Magnetic Slug’ to take home.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Rabbit

Calls of Nature

  • 24 — 25 January 2015 11am-4pm

Look at real wildlife droppings, pellets, tracks and trails before embarking on the ‘calls of nature’ trail to discover more about the little messages that animals, birds and insects leave behind. Win edible ‘rabbit droppings’ and a poo identification chart to take away.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Red dragonfly

Sky High

  • 31 January — 1 February 2015

Find out about feathers and flight through the eyes of the predatory marsh harrier and the Norfolk hawker dragonfly. Look at incredible images made by wartime aerial photographers and earn your wings by making your own ‘ace flyer’.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of grass snake

Swamps and Snakes

  • 7 — 8 February 2015 11am-4pm

Learn how to identify Norfolk’s snakes and other reptiles and find out more about their diverse habitats and unusual habits.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/default.asp?Document=200.44.20.02

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.

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