Yesterday's World

Museums in Great Yarmouth

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34 Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2EN

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Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5:30pm

Key Services

family attraction, family fun day, social history


  • Step Into The Past ...... Today!!

A Fun Day Out For All The Family

Experience an amazing 125 years of British social history magically brought back to life. Discover over 150,000 nostalgic artefacts set in 20,000sq ft of themed areas plus virtual and interactive
exhibits. Journey through history with superbly recreated life size street scenes and shop displays, with evocative sounds and smells of past.
NEW displays for 2013 include life size wax figures of King Henry VIII and his wives, also Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy in the Silent Movie Theatre. Watch classic silent movies from these famous stars. Sit in the NEW Anderson shelter display and experience a WW2 air raid!
Superbly located right on the Golden Mile you will be amazed as soon as you walk into the entrance. There really is something for everyone from the young to the young at heart! Discover fascinating facts from historical characters and see for yourself how life used to be. Enjoy a FREE ride on our beautifully restored 19th century Carousel.
This award winning experience recaptures our amazing past with superb displays and fantastic memorabilia dating from the 18th century right up to the 1970s and is considered to be one of the best social history collections in the UK.

Free entry into our award winning Victorian themed Tea Room. Find out why were famous for the very best cream teas in Norfolk! Our Tea Room has been voted ‘Cafe / Tea Room of the year' by the local tourist authority and is also listed in The Times ‘50 best places to eat by the sea'. You can visit our Tea Room anytime you like and enjoy a delicious cream tea or a naughty but nice sweet treat served with tea, coffee or a cold drink.

Free entry into the shop. Leisurely browse through a unique range of traditional and nostalgic toys, games, music and old fashioned sweets and confectionary. It's the ideal place to buy unique gifts for your friends and family for birthdays, special days, anniversaries and a memento of your visit. There are gifts for all ages evoking memories of days gone by.

It's a great day out for all the family whatever the weather.

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