Experience Great Yarmouth’s colourful past

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Visit the historic Norfolk fishing port with its unique narrow ‘Rows’ streets, proud maritime past and old penny arcade.

Set on a sandbank between the North Sea and the River Yare, the quickest way to get from Great Yarmouth’s town centre to the quayside was along the ‘Rows’ - narrow streets just 34 inches wide in places, housing wealthy merchants’ houses between fishwives’ dwellings, bars and brothels, making for a heady mix.

Find out more about Great Yarmouth life and the riches that the herring trade brought to the town at the award winning Time & Tide museum, or visit a real Row House courtesy of English Heritage at Row 111.

For heritage fun head to the seafront to play on the Old Penny Arcade at Merrivale Model Village where there are over forty beautifully preserved, fully functioning old penny arcade machines.

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ATime and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life © Greater Yarmouth Tourism
OOld Merchant's Row House in Great Yarmouth © Greater Yarmouth Tourism
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OOld penny slot machines in the Old Penny Museum © Merrivale Model Village
CChildren visiting the Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life © Greater Yarmouth Tourism

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