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Elizabethan House Museum

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Address: 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH, England
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+44 1493 855746

Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house...

Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.Discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and find out what is was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery. Decide for yourself if the death of Charles I was plotted in the Conspiracy Room. Dress the family in Tudor costumes. Let children play in the activity packed toy room, and relax in the small, but delightful, walled garden. The Elizabethan House is a National Trust site managed by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.

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A Quay Side House with amazing history

A private house, meeting place, Conspiracy against King Charles I. This relatively small house has it all. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David L
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A private house, meeting place, Conspiracy against King Charles I. This relatively small house has it all. Well worth a visit.

Thank David L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Very disappointed by the fact that the museum was closed for no obvious reason whereas it should have been open. Not even a note on the door. And this being a NT property.

Thank Muireall
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We enjoyed this place filled with stuff we could remember being used as children, very well set up for visits so much history about Great Yarmouth and people from it's long history totally amazing for a visit. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank Joan D
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was totally engrossed in this house, from watching a very imformative video to touring the rooms I was fascinated by all I saw. I experienced some nostalgia in the kitchen at the sight of mangles and wash boards! The Conspiracy room was my favourite and you could almost imagine Cromwell's soldiers sitting at the table! I put on a... More 

Thank Janet T
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is really worth visiting, a lovely national trust house with an interesting history. My partner loved dressing up in the adult sized costumes. Knowledgeable volunteers and a very informative talk on medicines and potions made our trip very enjoyable.

Thank EssexYvonne
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Decided to nip here with our natural trust cards whilst on holiday. Fabulous little museum with very dedicated staff, child friend,y and very interesting. Parking close by on the street and very easy to find. Really helpful staff who opened up the front door so we could get a wheelchair in without lifting down the stairs.

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very interesting place with excellent staff to tell the stories.It's link with the English Civil War is one of the most interesting facets, also the Victorian kitchen.There is limited parking on the road outside, but carparks not far away.

Thank Qtulip
Golden, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

During this visit, I learned a lot about the Steward period of English history. My knowledge of this period is terrible so this visit helped. The Conspiracy Room was very interesting even if a lot of speculation was involved. The participants in a 7-hour meeting decided that Charles I should be tried by Parliament with the inevitable outcome being his... More 

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timet123, Front Office Manager at Elizabethan House Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and comments. It's always nice to hear that people enjoyed their visit to the museum. Re your comments about the displays - we have made small changes to the conspiracy room this season but will definitely pass on your comments to our displays team to take into consideration. More 

Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A well run NT House with friendly staff and quite knowledgeable. Child friendly and a pleasure to go around, parking is limited to road parking but you don't need all day to go around it, well worth a visit.

Thank BlackcountBrickmaker
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Although I haven't been inside this Museum, I've walked past it every time we go to Town, the building itself, is well maintained and looked after, whats on offer from the outside, looks very inviting for this period of history, Although I'm not a museum person, it's worth a visit if you are, there's limited free 90 mins parking in... More 

Thank B M

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