Elizabethan House Museum
4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QH
+44 (0)1493 855746
Domestic life and English Civil War derring-do
The Elizabethan House is probably one of the Yarmouth quayside houses Daniel Defoe described as looking like ‘little palaces’. This handsome 16th century home invites to you to look into the lives of the families who lived there from Tudor through to Victorian times. It’s set up to give you a real feel for day to day domestic life with rich period settings and evocative sounds and smells – especially in the kitchen! There are clothes to dress up in and kids will love the action-packed toy room.
The Conspiracy Room recalls a fascinating period when Yarmouth sided with Cromwell and the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War. Cromwell visited the house on several occasions and led a successful attack on Royalist Lowestoft, aided by Yarmouth volunteers.
The museum also features:
Access to reserve collections (contact curator).
Recommended length of visit: 1 to 1.5 hours.
The Elizabethan House Museum is a National Trust property which is managed by Norfolk Museums Service.
The Native Norfolk Nature Trail will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 01/04/2018 - 31/10/2018
Ruffs, Cuffs and Crowns: Bank Holiday Fun will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 02/04/2018
Requisition: A House in War Time will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 09/04/2018
Museums at Night will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 18/05/2018
The Mayor's Magnificent Meal will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 30/07/2018
Double Bumper History Day: Prisons and Parlours will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 06/08/2018
A Civil War Conspiracy will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 13/08/2018
An Audience with a Queen will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 20/08/2018
Double Bumper History Day: Riches and Rags will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 27/08/2018
Heritage Open Days will take place at Elizabethan House Museum on 06/09/2018 - 09/09/2018
Other good things to do nearby
The museum is in at the heart of Yarmouth’s Heritage Quarter with all of the town’s museums nearby. From early summer to October you can pay a visit to the Lydia Eva, the last vessel made in the Kings Lynn boatyard and one of Yarmouth’s last working steam herring boats. In the summer the Yacht Station on the River Bure is a hive of activity and you can see sail boats raising and lowering their masts in preparation for heading under the bridges. Fine food is available in the Quayside Plaza, which is also on South Quay.
Travel and parking
Ample pay and display parking nearby. Follow signs on arrival in Yarmouth from Haven Bridge. Public transport is available nearby; ten minutes from the train station and five minutes from the bus station, regular trains from Norwich. Visit National Rail, Various bus services by First Bus to Yarmouth
29 March to 31 October
Open daily Sunday to Friday 10am – 4pm (closed Saturdays)
Young person (4-18) £4.40
Family ticket:1 adult + children £13.72
Family ticket: 2 adults + children £18.30
Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £1.50
Free admission all year round for: Museums Pass holders, National Trust Members, Children’s University, Museum Assoc. and Art Fund members and under 4s
Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free
Your ticket is valid all day, so if you want to explore Great Yarmouth you can pop in and out as much as you want
Groups of 10 or more (if booked in advance)
Children under 18: £4
Group leaders: Free
Concessions: visitors with disabilities, over 65s and students
Facilities and access
Level access on the ground floor only. Audio visual tour available for upper floors. Telephone for further details.