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Great Yarmouth Town Information

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The Tall Ship Prince William entering port - Photo © Sarah Maidment
The Tall Ship Prince William -
Photo: Sarah Maidment CCL

No visitor to Norfolk should ignore this busy seaside resort built within ancient walls. Not so long ago its prosperity came from shipbuilding and North Sea herring fishing. It has two piers and within the town are many Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings.

The town has numerous museums ranging from the Tolhouse Museum – a former jail - housed in Yarmouth’s oldest building and the 16th century Elizabethan House Museum, a Tudor merchant’s house. Its parlour witnessed the signing of Charles 1’s death warrant. Other places of interest include the seafront Shipwrecked Sailors Home, with lots of memorabilia, and 13th century Greyfriar’s Cloisters.
The local Maritime Museum follows the turbulent history of Yarmouth while beyond is Nelson’s Monument. Built in 1819 it stands 144ft high and offers magnificent views.

A medieval model village has a model railway while nearby is the Norfolk Rare Breed Centre and Farm Museum and the seafront Butterfly Farm.

Brittania Pier - Photo © Gary Reggae
Britannia Pier - Photo: Gary Reggae CCL