10 Things to Do in Great Yarmouth That You Shouldn't Miss

August 9, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, approximately 20 miles (30 km) east of Norwich.
Restaurants in Great Yarmouth

1. Time and Tide Museum

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 3BX, England +44 1493 743930
Excellent
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4.5 based on 759 reviews

Time and Tide Museum

Set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian herring curing works, Time & Tide tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s fish wharf and take the wheel of a steam drifter. Hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue and meet some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea.Discover the town's rich maritime heritage and its development as a popular seaside resort. Wander down a tupical 1913 'Row' and see inside the homes of a local fisherman and his neighbours.Explore the smokehouses, where the lingering aroma of smoked herring is a reminder of times gone by.See website for details of of our events programme.Shop and cafe also available. For all other enquiries please see the website or telephone the museum.

Reviewed By siobhanmuskett - Norfolk, United Kingdom

We chose a snowy day to visit this delightful museum and it was well worth the trip. If you have children they would enjoy it too but it is also appropriate for adults. The displays were much more extensive than we expected and covers all of Great Yarmouth's history from the Romans, the herring industry and the Second World War. The recreation of the houses in an original street was particularly well done. Each room had lots of interesting bits and pieces which demonstrated the lifestyle of the typical occupants. Make sure you pick up a copy of the book which provides more information at the entrance to that area. We also enjoyed the audio guide which gives a lot of background information to the various exhibits. You need at least a couple of hours to listen to the audio guide and study the exhibits. We thought it was one of the best museums we have seen because it was very life like and you could relate to each scene and imagine how life was lived at that time. It was also very good value for money, we paid about £5.40 each which for entertainment for at least two hours was very reasonable.

2. Gorleston Beach

Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6DQ, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Gorleston Beach

Reviewed By Chris P - bradwell,gt Yarmouth

When I was a wee lad the beach at Gorleston on sea was huge then erosion took place and sadly its size diminished substantially. However since the building of the Outer Harbour the Beach has returned in a big way, It is now every bit as large as it once was. Miles of soft Golden Sands. for all the family to enjoy with all the facilities close by to ensure this.

3. Merrivale Model VIllage

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JG, England +44 1493 842097
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Merrivale Model VIllage

Reviewed By Taurnetta - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

A lovely presentation of everything English in miniature - from the maypole to the slate mine - and our grandchildren were fascinated by the sights and sounds. I particularly liked the humour which presented itself in imaginative names of ficticious businesses.

4. Hemsby Beach

Beach Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth NR29 4HJ, England
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4.5 based on 204 reviews

Hemsby Beach

Reviewed By Colette F - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

I really liked this beach and we even saw a seal during our time here! Car park is £1 per hour. It is a lovely beach perfect for a winters walk. Near to food establishments and arcades too.

5. Caister-on-Sea Beach

Beach Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 203 reviews

Caister-on-Sea Beach

Reviewed By grant m - Norwich, United Kingdom

We were renting 1 coastguards cottage which had beach access from the back garden which was brilliant for us and our two aging retrievers. The beach is great with miles of walks available beit heading towards Gt Yarmouth or going the other way towards Hemsby and Winterton. Even out of season there was the Never Turn Back pub you could stop at for food and beverages and in season I'm sure there are many more options. Lovely beach in a lovely area of Norfolk.

6. Yarmouth Stadium

Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR30 5TE, England +44 1493 720343
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4.5 based on 486 reviews

Yarmouth Stadium

Reviewed By westham16

I have been going to greyhound racing for many years all over the country. This track is first class in every way, enjoyment for all the family great food all types fast food or a sit down meal in the restaurant. A great night out well worth a visit.

7. Pavilion Theatre Gorleston

Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6PP, England +44 1493 662832
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Pavilion Theatre Gorleston

Reviewed By JamieAB85

Last night two friends and I came to the theatre for the Jersey Boys performance Bye Bye Baby. The music was fantastic, the performance was incredible. I'm not the sort of person that usually enjoys being around lots of people, but last night was amazing. I couldn't have asked for more. I'm already planning my next trip!

8. Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN, England +44 1493 846346
Excellent
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4.5 based on 301 reviews

Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Reviewed By henlowboy - Harpenden, United Kingdom

Great Yarmouth Central Beach was clean on a Jauary week , A cinema across the road from the main pier. Plenty of eating places along the front take away and sit downs . Amusements a plenty. Shops only a few mins from pier.

9. Joyland

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EH, England +44 1493 844094
Excellent
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4 based on 952 reviews

Joyland

Reviewed By jameswatling - Norwich, United Kingdom

This place holds fond memories from my childhood and I am delighted that it is still open and that my own children enjoy the rides here. Snail ride is obviously the best, but special mentions to the space cars, Neptune's kingdom and the spinning tubs. Great value and perfect for smaller children.

10. Lydia Eva Steam Drifter

1 Viking Road | Hall Quay, opposite the Town Hall, Great Yarmouth NR31 0NU, England +44 7758 350433
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5 based on 65 reviews

Lydia Eva Steam Drifter

Reviewed By Barry S - St. Albans, United Kingdom

Just across the busy road from the Elizabeathan House on Yarmouth,s South Quay is moored the former steam drifter the 'Lydia Eva'.It is a relic of the 1920s when Yarmouth was one of the country's premier herring fishing ports. The tour is short and the entrance free but it is hoped that will leave a small donation.
Well worth half an hour of your time!

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