Elizabethan House Museum - National Trust

View of a 16th century Elizabethan house built of red brick
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Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid sixteenth century quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.

Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and find out what it was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room. There are exciting hands-on activities throughout the house: your family can dress up in Tudor costumes, and children can play in the activity-packed toy room.

Finally, pause for a moment of peace in the small but delightful walled garden.

The Elizabethan House is owned by the National Trust and managed by Norfolk Museums Service.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult: £3.80
Concession*: £3.20
Young Person (4-16): £2.00
Museums Pass holders and under 4s free. Discounts for groups, ring 01493 743943 (non schools), 01493 743944 (schools).

*Disabled visitors, over 60s and students.


  • National Trust

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Elizabethan House Museum

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

The Elizabethan House is probably one of the Yarmouth quayside houses Daniel Defoe described as looking like 'little palaces'. This handsome 16th-century home invites to you to look into the lives of the families who lived there from Tudor through to Victorian times. It's set up to give you a real feel for day to day domestic life with rich period settings and evocative sounds and smells - especially in the kitchen!

Especially for HODs visitors - House in a House. Be a house detective in our exciting museum trail. Sun 12 - Make a Tudor Rose or a First World War poppy and find out about the carved decorative features and textiles in the museum.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Elizabethan House Museum - National Trust
4 South Quay
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2QH






01493 855746


01493 743940

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