Elizabethan House Museum (Norfolk)
Beautiful 16th-century quayside house. Experience the lives of the people who lived here from Tudor to Victorian times.
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- The Nelson Museum celebrates the life and times of Admiral Horatio Nelson and is housed in a grade II listed Georgian house in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Visitors can explore the many interactive exhibits and galleries and learn about Nelson’s career, the battles he took part in and the story of his tragic death. On site there is also a reference library open to researchers by appointment. The museum is open from February to November, details at www.nelson-museum.co.uk
- Great Yarmouth Row Houses named because of the town’s distinctive ‘Rows’, a network of narrow alleyways linking Yarmouth’s three main thoroughfares. Both now restored Row 111 and the Old Merchant’s House were originally built in the early 17th century as wealthy merchants’ residences, but later sub-divided into tenements.
- The Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, tells the history of Great Yarmouth over the last few thousand years. The museum is housed in a preserved Victorian herring works. Visitors can explore the original herring smokehouses, take in the atmosphere of a 1950s fish wharf and stroll through interactive displays. The museum is open throughout the year, see the website for more information www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
- The magical marine world of Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre will introduce you to many beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to mighty sharks and giant sea turtles, all in displays which carefully recreate their natural habitats. Explore a rich variety of underwater environments, from rugged coastline to tropical coral, reefs, from the sandy shallows to the dark depths of the ocean. At every step there are different amazing creatures to find, to watch and to learn about.
- The central beach at Great Yarmouth Pier is a wide sandy beach between Britannia and Wellington Piers adjacent to Marine Parade. Great Yarmouth is a lively resort with amusement arcades theatres and pleasure beach. Facilities include toilets, Shops, Cafe/Restaurant, Promenade, Beach Huts, lifeguards in the summer. Ramps down to the beach provide disabled access.
- Britannia pier is one of the two piers at Great Yarmouth. Positioned towards the northern end of the resort in the 1850s. The original wooden structure, designed by A W Morant, was a simple structure 700ft (212m) in length and approached through ornate wrought iron gates hung between two rather bland oblong buildings. The Britannia Pier was damaged by the ‘James & Jessie’ Schooner and a storm in 1868. these events resulted in a shorter pier. At the end of 1900 the original wooden pier was demolished. A new 810ft (245m) wood and steel pier was opened for public use in 1901. Over the years the pier has had many fires. The grand pavilion was to become the first victim, destroyed in a blaze only seven years after opening. A second pavilion was built, opening a year later in 1910, but this was again destroyed in a blaze in 1914. Within three months a third pavilion was built. The current day Pier offers all of the amusements that you would expect in a popular seaside town, including amusement arcades, restaurant, bars, funfair and theatre.
- Wellington Pier in Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast is an entertainment complex with an amusement arcade, bowling alley and casino hall. The 700ft wooden pier was first opened in 1853. Today it offers a range of attractions for all the family. There is a gift shop, café and bar on site. More details: www.wellington-pier.co.uk
- Beach: Great Yarmouth beach View: Eat inside in these extensive tearooms, outside in the flower gardens or on the beach terrace and enjoy some of the best beach and sea views in Great Yarmouth. Dogs are welcome both inside and out. What’s on the menu?: Breakfasts, light snacks, refreshments, home made cakes, desserts.
- Great Yarmouth has a very large beach front and the North Beach is to the north of the seafront and Britannia Pier. The beach is a wide sandy beach with promenade. Parking, toilets, disabled access to the beach, promenade, pier, cafe/restaurant, beach huts, deck chair hire, Tennis courts and bowling greens are nearby.
- The South beach at Great Yarmouth is to the south of Wellington Pier and the Pleasure Beach. The beach is a wide sandy beach backed by grassy sand dunes and is ideal for families. The beach is quieter than central beach as a little away from the attractions on Marine Parade. Facilities include parking on the street, toilets with disabled access.
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