Walking

Walking trail

Great Yarmouth heritage trail, Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk

Walking trail

Welcome to the historic seaside resort of Great Yarmouth, where you can discover its rich maritime heritage.

Take an exciting journey into the past

Starting at the Elizabethan House Museum, visit some of the town's oldest buildings and find evidence of its intriguing history; from the best preserved medieval walls in the UK, to the imposing monument commemorating Norfolk's hero, Admiral Lord Nelson.

Great Yarmouth South Quay

Map

Map route for Great Yarmouth heritage trail

Start:

Elizabethan House Museum, grid ref: TG523073

1

Start at the Elizabethan House Museum (3 on map).

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Life below stairs at the Elizabethan House Museum

2

Look at the outside of Greyfriar's Cloisters (1c), and the Town Hall (8). Greyfriar's Cloisters unfortunately are not accessible for the foreseeable future due to essential repair works.

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The ruins of Greyfriar's Cloisters Gt. Yarmouth

3

Keeping the River Yare on your right, walk along South Quay until reaching the Nelson Museum (4). Take the next left along Nottingham Way and look over Row 111 and 117 Merchant's Houses (1a and 1b).

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Norfolk Nelson Museum Gt. Yarmouth

4

Now take the third right down Blackfriars Road, and cross the road to the Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life (5).

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Time and Tide Museum Gt. Yarmouth

5

Now cross back over the road, take a look at the Historic Smokehouse at Great Yarmouth Potteries (6) and, turning left, head down Nottingham Way to the next junction. Taking the next right, walk along King Street, passing York Road on the right.

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Gt. Yarmouth Potteries and Smokehouse courtyard

6

When reaching Yarmouth Way, make a left turn to have a look at the Tolhouse Museum (2), and then retracing your steps to King Street turn left and continue along until reaching the Market Place.

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The Tolhouse Museum in Gt. Yarmouth is one of the oldest prisons in the country.

7

Now visit St Nicholas church (10). This is the end of our heritage trail, but do take the time to visit the Lydia Eva (9), a floating maritime museum.

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The Lydia Eva is the world's last surviving steam-powered herring drifter, and is based in Gt. Yarmouth

End:

St Nicholas church

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Great Yarmouth heritage trail, Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk

Terrain

Pavement walking, suitable for all abilities. The attractions are marked 1a to 10 on the map.

Dogs under close control and on leads only (not admitted to the various museums and attractions).

Great Yarmouth heritage trail, Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk

Contact us

Great Yarmouth heritage trail, Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk

How to get here

Address
Elizabethan House Museum, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH
By train

Great Yarmouth Station, ½ mile (0.8km).

By road

From A47 take town-centre signs, then follow brown historic South Quay signs. From A12 follow brown signs.

By foot

Level walk from railway station along North Quay on to South Quay.

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Regional Route 30, Great Yarmouth to Cromer.

Great Yarmouth heritage trail, Elizabethan House Museum, Norfolk

Facilities and access

  • Parking at rear of Elizabethan House Museum operated by Borough Council (pay and display) Saturday and Sunday only
  • Other parking available along South Quay and near Blackfriar's Road
  • Refreshments available at the small shop in Elizabethan House Museum and at the Quayside Plaza Restaurant nearby