Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

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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

Summer opening 29th March – 31st October 2018
10:00 – 16:30 (every day)

Winter opening - 1st November 2018 – 31st March 2019
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 16:00

Admission charges

Adult £5.95
Concession £5.65
Young Person £5.00
Family + 2 adults £20.95
Family + 1 adult £15.70

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Additional info

Maritime Archive is open to public by appointment only.

If you would like to use the Maritime 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: 01493 743930 or email: Yarmouth.museum@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.
Requiem

Requiem

  • 27 June 2018 1:15-2:30pm, 6:45-8pm

A unique collaborative creation featuring 280 Norfolk students performing their own work alongside brand new music by composer Sarah Freestone with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Great Yarmouth's iconic Hippodrome Circus. The Requiem touring exhibition, artwork, and creative writing have been created by local students based on their own research working with partner organisations Norfolk Museums, Norfolk Libraries, Norfolk Record Office, and Writers Centre Norwich. Students attended workshops with the BBC Concert Orchestra supported by Norfolk Music Hub to write their own compositions, and media students are making a film of the project and the performance mentored by BBC Voices. The project and performance is co-produced by Orchestras Live and Creative Collisions Youth Arts Network. Funded by HLF and Norfolk Music Hub.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Hippodrome Circus
Great Yarmouth

Admission

*****INVITED AUDIENCE ONLY*****

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.

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

Website

https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide

E-mail

yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk

Telephone

01493 743930

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.
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