At Time and Tide
Night at the Museums
The event will start on: Friday 18th May 05.00pm And will end on: Friday 18th May 09.00pm
Event Type: Special evening event
Free admission 6-10pm
In addition to all the fun filled activities already listed below, we are pleased to say that we will also have the Black Knight Historical group livening up events with a very special visit to the Elizabethan House Museum by King Henry VIII, who may very well be on the look out for another wife! Pirates will besiege the Tolhouse Museum with their swords and weapons. Time and Tide Museum will play host to fire jugglers and breathers who will be lighting up the night sky.
Come and join us for a FREE ‘Night at the Museums’ This is a fantastic annual event that has grown each year as a favourite date within the Great Yarmouth Events calendar.
Time and Tide Museum, Elizabethan House Museum and the Tolhouse Museum will be opening their doors between 6pm and10pm, entry is free along with all the entertainment and demonstrations.
Visitors can move between each of the Great Yarmouth Museum sites to enjoy a variety of shows and activities, everything from story telling to amazing science, dance through the ages, visit the old fashioned corner shop, encounter Patricia the Fisher Girl, as well as archive films and exciting previews.
The Silver Darlings café will be open all evening with delicious treats in readiness for visitors to enjoy.
Events on the Night
Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
In the restored herring curing works at Time & Tide the fishing industry comes alive with our herring gutting demonstrations and anecdotes with our local fisher-girl. Hear tales of the high seas with our costumed storyteller who will take visitors back in time to a different land. For this evening only the museum will be opening its 1950’s Rows shop where visitors can meet the shop keepers and find out more about the period.
There will be an exhibition preview for the winter show – ‘Art and Play’ with screenings through out the night in the education suite of the archive footage focusing on childhood and memories.
At the Elizabethan House Museum
The house will come alive for the night with costumed characters telling the stories of the household and revealing its secrets. Hear about life in the Victorian kitchen and scullery and how the servants served the house. Tudor sonnets and poetry will be recited by an expert on the period. Elizabethan Lute playing and dancing demonstrations will breathe life in to the museum where visitors can listen to the music and join in as they learn the steps dancing the evening away.
At the Tolhouse Museum
Learn all about the harrowing and ghostly tales of witchcraft and prisoners that have inhabited the museum’s gaol over the centuries. Venture down in to the deep and dark basement with its grisly 13th century cells to here stories of witches and their craft from our mystic storyteller if you are brave enough!
Between the museums local experts will provide the ‘unofficial’ guided walking heritage tours of the town revealing its secrets and fascinating tales.
Bookings for the tours will be taken on the night.