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Bathing hut display in our new seaside gallery

Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past.

Discover Great Yarmouth's fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.

Wander through a Victorian 'Row' and see inside a fisherman's home. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s quayside, take the wheel of a coastal Drifter and hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue on the high seas. Follow Great Yarmouth’s transformation from a sandbank to the present day, through times of boom and bust and war and peace.

Relax in the spacious courtyard beneath a spectacular canopy of sails, surrounded by historic fishing boats.

Lively hands-on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides, film shows and children's activities bring the great story of Great Yarmouth vividly to life.

See our new promotional video on YouTube by visiting the link below:

Time and Tide Museum promotional video

School Visits to Time and Tide

There are lots of ways in which your school can visit us at Time and Tide.

Our award winning learning team are dedicated to bringing topics across the curriculum to life through exciting school events & workshops. Please see our latest brochure for EYFS, KS1 & KS2 visits to Time & Tide.

Alternatively, you can book a free of charge teacher led visit.

For more information or to book please email or call our schools booking line on 01493 743944.

Great Yarmouth Museums is an Arts Award Supporter.

If you are 7 -25 and you’re already doing an Arts Award then we can help you to:

    • Find out more about our collections and spaces.

    • Visit and review our temporary exhibitions

    • Find out more about Creative Collisions our local Youth Arts Network.

Ask for Tricia our Youth Engagement Officer who knows all about Arts Award

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We found so much of interest at Time & Tide that we ran out of time.

An excellent illustration of Great Yarmouth’s history and Herring Trade.