Great Yarmouth
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk
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Time and Tide

 Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX
+44 (0) 1493 743930

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Award-winning museum
of Great Yarmouth life

Set in a beautifully preserved Victorian curing works, Time and Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day.  Discover the town's rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. Hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue and meet colourful characters who made their living from the sea.

This dynamic and family-friendly museum places fascinating archive films alongside recreations of local cottages, a noisy 1950s fish wharf and the charming shops of a 1913 ‘Row’.  The highlight is the unforgettable chance to step inside one of the towering original smokehouses, where the smell of smoked fish still lingers.

One of Norfolk’s real treasures this superb museum is the best introduction you’ll find to the fascinating and historic town of Great Yarmouth.

  • Audio guide £1  (Free for Norfolk Museums Service pass holders, and one free guide for visitors purchasing a guide book)
  • Changing exhibitions
  • Family activities
  • Events
  • Partially-covered courtyard
  • Access to collections and Maritime archive
  • Adult learning
  • Autumn/Winter talks £2.60 per person (£1.60 Norfolk Museums Pass holders)

Recommended length of visit:
2 to 3 hours

Other good things to do near by
Nearby, at the foot of Yarmouth’s remarkable town wall, is the Historic Smokehouse at Great Yarmouth Potteries – a working pottery which also has a small museum and gallery. 

The Red Herring Pub on Havelock Road sells the excellent local bitter, Blackfriars, and its walls are decorated with photos of Yarmouth in its herring fishing days.

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.
Various bus services by First Bus.


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Other access information
Disabled visitors may bring one companion in free. Level access throughout. There are induction loops and an audio guide to the museum. Assistance dogs welcome. Telephone for further details.