Great Yarmouth

Properties and events in Great Yarmouth

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1920s Style Afternoon at The Boating Lake

Island Cafe, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A 1920s themed afternoon on the Boating Lake with free boats and entertainment as part of Waterways Great Yarmouth Heritage Week.

Anna Sewell House

26 Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Anna Sewell House in Great Yarmouth is the birthplace of the Black Beauty Author Anna Sewell. Redwings Horse Sanctuary took on guardianship of this special building in 2022.

Elizabethan House

Elizabeth House Museum, 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exciting opportunity to explore Elizabethan House for free as part of Heritage Open Days.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre - Guided Backstage Tours

Pier Gardens, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP
In person
Pre-booking required

We'll be throwing open our doors to give guided backstage tours of our original Edwardian building, offering insights into how things work behind the scenes and showing you parts of the building that are not normally accessible to the public.

Great Yarmouth Holidays Through The Decades

Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea have been resorts visited by millions of visitors since the mid 18th Century. Take a look at how holiday brochures have changed over the years along with some heritage posters.

Great Yarmouth Minster Bell Tower and Silver Collection

Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the ringing chamber at Great Yarmouth Minster and see the twelve bells in action, and take a look at an exhibition of some of our rare ecclesiastical silverware.

Lydia Eva YH89 Steam Drifter

20-21 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2RG
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Lydia Eva is Great Yarmouth’s last steam drifter. Built in 1930 she acts as a floating museum of the town’s herring fishing industry. Come aboard and discover how the fishermen worked and lived.

Norfolk Wherry Trust

Horsefen Road, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5QG
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to visit the Norfolk Wherry Trust boatyard, home of Albion, a 125 year old 'black-sailed' trading wherry.

Picture of Yarmouth Guided Heritage Walk

Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NE
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for Guided Heritage Walk to discover more about the book “The Picture of Yarmouth” which was published in 1820 by John Preston.

Picture of Yarmouth Talk

Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NE
In person
Pre-booking required

Hear about buildings mentioned in John Preston’s book, “The Picture of Yarmouth” – an illustrated account of public establishments in the town.

Quaker Meeting House

Friends Meeting House, Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1LN
In person
Pre-booking not required

An early 19th century Quaker Meeting House, in a walled garden which was once the burial ground. Beneath the building are the remains of a 14th century cell occupied by Augustinian Friars, connected to Gorleston Priory, until c.1536.

Royal Naval Hospital Great Yarmouth

Royal Naval Hospital, Queens Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover a Grade II* listed building. Built in 1811, it is an ex-military hospital and barracks.

St. Andrew's Church, Gorleston - Heritage Open Week

Church Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6LR
In person
Pre-booking not required

The church will be open for visitors to come and take a look around. There will be opportunities to find out about the history of St. Andrew’s Church, Gorleston during your visit.

That's Entertainment

King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG
In person
Pre-booking not required

St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG. Come and visit St. George's Theatre, a beautiful Grade 1 listed building. The former Chapel built in 1715, has been transformed into a working Community Theatre.

The Finest Quay in Europe Guided Heritage Walk

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

Learn about Great Yarmouth's Historic South Quay, described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'.

The Fishermen's Hospital Almshouse Great Yarmouth

No 8, Fishermen's Cottage, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Built in 1702, for ‘decayed’ fishermen, these splendid almshouses are at the north end of the marketplace. Presentations will be given on the history of the building at 1100 and 1400 each day we are open. A cottage will also be open to view.

The New Caister Lifeboat boat talk and tour

Caister Lifeboat Station, Skippers Walk, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

In 2024, Caister Lifeboat welcomed its new Medina Class lifeboat into service as part of a £3.3m upgrade to lifesaving equipment at the station. Our volunteers will be able to take visitors on a tour of the vessel.

Time and Tide Museum

Time & Tide Museum, 16 Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exciting opportunity to explore Time and Tide museum with free entry for Heritage Open Days.

Tolhouse Gaol

Tolhouse Gaol, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exciting opportunity to explore the Tolhouse Gaol museum for free as part of Heritage Open Days.

Walk and Listen History of Waterways Tour

Island Cafe, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW
In person
Pre-booking required

Take in beautiful gardens while listening to the history of the Waterways as part of Waterwys Great Yarmouth Heritage Week.