Time and Tide

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX
+44 (0) 1493 743930
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Award-winning museum of Great Yarmouth life

time and tideSet in a beautifully preserved Victorian curing works, Time and Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day. Discover the town’s rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. Hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue and meet colourful characters who made their living from the sea.

This dynamic and family-friendly museum places fascinating archive films alongside recreations of local cottages, a noisy 1950s fish wharf and the charming shops of a 1913 ‘Row’. The highlight is the unforgettable chance to step inside one of the towering original smokehouses, where the smell of smoked fish still lingers. One of Norfolk’s real treasures, this superb museum is the best introduction you will find to the fascinating and historic town of Great Yarmouth.


Audio guide £1 (free for Norfolk Museums Service pass holders, and one free guide for visitors purchasing a guide book), Changing exhibitions, Family activities, Events, Partially-covered courtyard, Access to collections and Maritime archive, Adult learning, Autumn/Winter talks £3 per person (£1.60 Norfolk Museums Pass holders)

Recommended length of visit: 2 to 3 hours

Special events

Circus! Show of Shows – An Exhibition Celebrating 250 Years of Circus will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 06/10/2018 - 03/03/2019
Show Must Go On Trail! will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 17/10/2018 - 03/03/2019
Talk: ‘Change the toys, change the books, change the name, change the family’ by Laura Reeves will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 16/11/2018
Roll Up, Roll Up- Block Printing Workshop will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 18/11/2018
Talk: The Seven Ages of Woman by Rachel Duffield will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 23/11/2018
Talk: Armistice: Legacy of the Great War by Kate Thaxton, Curator of Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 30/11/2018
Dynamic Figure Drawing will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 02/12/2018
Talk: Pablo Fanque's Fair and The Victorian Circus by Gareth Davies will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 07/12/2018
Christmas Time and Tidings will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 07/12/2018
Little Kippers! will take place at Time and Tide Museum on 13/12/2018

Other good things to do nearby

At the foot of Yarmouth’s remarkable town wall, is the Historic Smokehouse at Great Yarmouth Potteries – a working pottery which also has a small museum and gallery. The Red Herring Pub on Havelock Road sells the excellent local bitter, Blackfriars, and its walls are decorated with photos of Yarmouth in its herring fishing days.

Travel and parking

Ample pay and display parking nearby. Follow signs on arrival in Yarmouth from Haven Bridge. Public transport available; ten minutes from the train station and five minutes from the bus station. Regular trains from Norwich. Various bus services by First Bus.


1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019
Monday to Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm
(closed 24-26 December & 1 January)

1 April to 31 October 2019
10am-4.30pm daily


Adults £5.95
Concession £5.65
Young person (4-18) £5.00
Family + 2 adults £20.95
Family + 1 adult ticket  £15.70
Twilight (1 hour before closing) £2.00
Museums Pass holders free entry

Group visit rates (10+ people – valid only for visits booked in advance)
Adult Group £5.45 per person
Concession Group £5.15 per person
Youth groups & Non NCC/Language School
£4.60 per person

Free admission all year round for: Museums Pass holders, Children’s University, Museum Assoc., Art Fund members and under 4s.

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.

Facilities and access

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Disabled visitors may bring one companion in free. Level access throughout. There are induction loops and an audio guide to the museum. Assistance dogs welcome. Telephone for further details.