Our trip to the Tide and Time Museum (Yarmouth)
"Today I went to the Tide and Time Museum I saw loads of different things and there was a statue of a lady with a fish in her hand and up above her there was a man, it freaked us out.
There was loads of things to do but the best was looking down the old streets, all of it was fun"
Time & Tide occupies the premises of the Tower Fish Curing Works, originally built c.1850 and enlarged in 1880. The works closed in 1988.
In 1998 the Tower Fish Curing Works were purchased for conversion into a museum - designed by Norwich architects Purcell Miller Tritton. £4.7 million* was spent on re-developing the site. The project took two years to complete and Time & Tide opened it’s doors to the public for the first time in July 2004.
In 2005 Time and Tide proved it was a museum of national significance when it became one of four finalists for the Gulbenkian Award - Museum of the Year. The following year the museum was a finalist in the Council of Europe’s Museum of the Year Award 2006.
The museum tells the story of Great Yarmouth and its herring industry and the lingering aroma of the smokehouse remains today.