Set in one of the UK's best-preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time and Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day.

The original Tower Fish Curing Works was built c.1850 and expanded in 1880. After its closure in 1988 and an extensive redevelopment project in the 1990s, the site reopened as a museum in July 2004.

The museum is centred around Great Yarmouth's rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. It features a typical 'Row' from 1913, where visitors can see inside the homes of a local fisherman and his neighbours, and a Yarmouth quayside from the 1950s.

Further displays explore the history of the town and the herring curing works, as well as East Anglia's relationship with maritime Europe.

Time and Tide Museum

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX

01493 743930


Opening times

Daily 10am-4.30pm

It is recommended that you book your visit in advance using this site. However, this is not essential and admission can be purchased in person on arrival.

We have put in place a range of measures to ensure your visit can be as safe as possible.

Each admission slot covers a 2 hour period starting from the time stated on your ticket, and you are welcome to arrive at any time during your time slot, and spend as much time as you need in the museum. Please note that this entry is not unique to you - each entry slot can accommodate multiple ticket holders.

To help ensure the safety of our visitors and staff:

  • We recommend that visitors wear a face covering throughout their visit, unless exempt.
  • We request that visitors observe respectful distancing from staff and other visitors whilst in the museum.

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
Standard entry price

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