Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

What will students see and do?

Take students on a tour of East Anglia’s local history with a school trip to the Great Yarmouth Time and Tide Museum. Educational visits to the award-winning museum will allow pupils to explore life in this Norfolk town from Roman times through to the Great War.

The museum’s rich collections and displays examine Great Yarmouth’s history, from its connections with the herring fishing industry to local archaeological finds, and offer a fantastic way for teachers to get students excited about learning outside the classroom. Pupils will have the opportunity to tour an original herring curing works from a time when cured herring was booming in the town and take part in Viking and Roman history games.

Other history games kids will enjoy involve travelling back in time to explore Great Yarmouth’s ties to the seaside holidays of days gone by. The resort town is known for its long, sandy beaches and the Great Yarmouth pier, and it’s been a hit with tourists since Victorian times.

Children will have the chance to interact with Victorian toys and learn about life in the 1960s through living history experiences.

Primary school trips offer a fantastic way to engage students in history lessons. Time and Tide Museum’s artefacts will bring the past to life right before their eyes and ensure they never forget their local history.

Teaching resources provided

Downloadable resources with pre-visit activities are available for teachers on the museum’s website.

Minimum and maximum group size

The Time and Tide Museum can support groups of up to 120 pupils.

Details of risk assessment

Visit the website to view the museum’s school trip risk assessment.


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Facilities On-Site

School groups will be offered space to store bags and coats as well as access to the museum’s Education Room. An all-weather picnic area is also available.

The museum’s Silver Darlings Café serves drinks, light refreshments and hot meals. Group bookings are welcome in the café. Bookings can be made with the café directly.

Opening Times

10am-4pm every day.



Events cost £3.50 per child for a half-day or £5 per child for a full day. Teacher-led visits are free of charge. Please enquire about support towards the cost of travel.

Travel arrangements

The Time and Tide Museum is located on Blackfriars’ Road, just a 10-minute walk from the Great Yarmouth seafront via St Peter’s Road. The museum is a five-minute walk from the historic South Quay, Elizabethan House and Tolhouse Gaol.

Free parking is available opposite to the museum. Free street parking is also available on Blackfriars Road.

Great Yarmouth has regular train, bus and coach services. The train and bus stations are about a 15-minute walk from the museum.


Time & Tide, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth
NR30 3BX

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