Elizabethan House Museum, Great Yarmouth

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  • August 15, 2017
    Enjoyed it very much we had a guided tour and found it very interesting my grandchildren really liked it they were allowed to touch things and dress up it passed a full morning on  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Visited with two teenagers and a six year old. We are National Trust members so the cost of admission was covered by our membership fee. We arrived not long before closing time but the lovely member o...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    We spent an hour here and kids loved it. They loved dressing up and the teddybear picnic toy room. Was a bit smaller than what i thought would have loved a bit more but it was enough for kids.  more »
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  • Absolutely worth a visit when in Great Yarmouth. The Conspiracy room is where you can try on Cromwell armour is a real delight. The whole Elizabethan house and private courtyard has an amazing sense of history. The lady who explained the details of this charming house was enthusiastic and delightful as was the gentleman at the reception. Why not complete the whole experience and invite the staff to dress in the period costumes of the day, now that would complete the whole experience. Your imagination would be tested and you would remember the moment.
  • Lovely old house and a very interesting story behind it too. This is owned by the National Trust, but run by Norfolk Museums. Members get in free.
  • Well worth a visit, very good information about exhibits, and there are other interesting places nearby.
  • Although this is a small museum, there is still quite a lot to look at in various themed rooms. Could also tie in a visit to the tolhouse museum which is only a short walk away.
  • Historic gem of a building, the conspiracy room is worth the admission alone. Atmospheric, with a fabulous example of a Jacobean plaster ceiling. The historical context that Cromwell himself would have been in the same room (largely unchanged) whether or not talking conspiracy, adds to this museum's part in England's darkest past. Standing in the conspiracy you can almost hear the echoes and whispers. For the rest of the museum it is useful to introduce children to history but the timeshift between rooms is fairly dramatic. Also famous for its window conundrum, the outside has more windows than the rooms inside on the first floor, a wonderful riddle to ponder.

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Stay along the city's main pedestrian promenadeto be near the main attractions. A B&B near the central beach, close to the mouth of the promenade, is an ideal spot for views and access to attractions. For a quiet stay, consider lodging farther inland in one of the renovated Victorian buildings.
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