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Elizabethan House Museum

4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QH
+44 (0)1493 855746
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Domestic life and English
Civil War derring-do

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! There are clothes to dress up in and kids will love the action-packed toy room.

The Conspiracy Room recalls a fascinating period when Yarmouth sided with Cromwell and the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War. Cromwell visited the house on several occasions and led a successful attack on Royalist Lowestoft, aided by Yarmouth volunteers. Displays also feature the marvelous Haddiscoe Hoard of over 300 silver coins.

  • Free audio guide – new for 2010
  • Family activities
  • Living history
  • Adult learning
  • For access to reserve collections contact curator


Recommended length of visit: 1 to 1.5 hours

Other good things to do near by
The museum is in at the heart of Yarmouth’s Heritage Quarter with all of the town’s museums nearby. From early summer to October you can pay a visit to the Lydia Eva (closed Mondays), the last vessel made in the Kings Lynn boatyard and one of Yarmouth’s last working steam herring boats.

In the summer the Yacht Station on the River Bure is a hive of activity and you can see sail boats raising and lowering their masts in preparation for heading under the bridges. Fine food is available in the Quayside Plaza, which is also on South Quay.

Travel and parking
Ample pay and display parking nearby. Follow signs on arrival in Yarmouth from Haven Bridge.

Public transport
Ten minutes from the train station and five minutes from the bus station.
Regular trains from Norwich. Visit National Rail
Various bus services by First Bus to Yarmouth


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Other access information
Level access on the ground floor only. Audio visual tour available for upper floors.  Telephone for further details.