Set in the fascinating buildings of a Victorian herring curing works, the museum tells the story of Great Yarmouth from the Ice Age to the present day.
Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
Explore the original smokehouses where the lingering aroma is a poignant reminder of times gone by. Stand at the wheel of a storm drifter and hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue. Soak up the atmosphere of a bustling 1950s fish wharf and discover a host of colourful characters making their living from the sea. See inside the homes of local fishermen as you wander down a re-creation of a 1913 ‘Row’ – a narrow alleyway which originally separated medieval tenements.
Celebrate Great Yarmouth’s heyday as a vibrant holiday resort, in the Seaside Gallery. Souvenirs, postcards, memorabilia, costume, amusements and archive photos will keep the whole family entertained.
During the school holidays, kids can enjoy a great range of hands on activities and workshops. Hot and cold food and snacks are available in The Silver Darlings café and the museum shop is packed with books, toys, confectionery and unusual gifts.