Nelson Museum

26 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG
+44 (0) 1493 850698
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One of Norfolk and England’s greatest heroes

The Nelson Museum celebrates the life and times of Admiral Lord Nelson. Find out about his remarkable naval career, the sea battles he won, his Norfolk childhood, scandalous love life and untimely death at the Battle of Trafalgar. Packed with dramatic and moving details the museum also offers ships’s games, family fun days and a garden for picnics. Library and archive (access by appointment only). Recommended length of visit: 1 to 2 hours

Special events

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Other good things to do nearby

Walk along Yarmouth’s historic waterfront and take in the fine town hall and ships visiting the working port.  Head for St Nicholas Parish Church, the UK’s largest Parish Church, which has a fine interior and rich history. The Nelson Museum is minutes from the Row Houses and the Tolhouse.  Nearby, there is the lovely Portuguese bistro, the Quayside Plaza – ideal for lunch or a light snack. Complete your Nelson experience with a visit to the Nelson Monument.

Travel and parking

Arriving in Great Yarmouth on the A149 from Caister/Norwich or A12 from Gorleston/Lowestoft, head along the quayside keeping the Town Hall on your left.  Nelson Museum is on your left just past the library. Free parking next to the museum and on the Quayside. Public transport: Local rail links from Norwich visit National Express.


1 February to 19 November

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 4pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing


Adults £3.95 (over 16)
Concession £3.50 (OAP, Student)
Child £2.50 (over 3, under 16)
Under 4s free
Family £12 (2 adults + up to 4 children)
Discounted rates for pre-booked groups (10+)

Facilities and access

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Other access information please telephone for further details.