Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life



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Full of interactive technology that will keep the whole family occupied for hours, the Time and Tide is an award-winning museum housed in a restored Grade II listed Victorian herring-curing factory. It’s one of the best preserved such factories from the period. The museum tells Great Yarmouth’s fascinating story, from prehistoric times right through to the present day. You can visit the original smokehouse and see displays about fishing, wrecks and rescue, seaside holidays, port and trade, and the world wars. It also brings to life the herring-curing industry and the lives of the people who worked along the coast.

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
Tower Curing Works,Blackfriar's Road,GREAT YARMOUTH,NR30 3BX


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Audio guides, lift, ramps
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Oct daily 10-4.30; Nov-Mar, Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat and Sun 12-4

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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