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Elizabethan House Museum, Great Yarmouth

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  • Visited here hoping to have an interesting visit and a cup of tea. Sadly, no tea room! It was interesting and we spent an enjoyable hour here. I would certainly recommend for NT members but not sure i...  more »
  • This is an important house and not without interest, not least the connection to the death of Charles I (allegedly planned here) but given the limited amount to be seen inside it is a little expensive...  more »
  • Owned by the NT, this house was very nicely set out with dramatics in the one room, children's rooms with things for them to do  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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