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