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For such a small exhibit they have a lot of history of Great Yarmouth. There are 2 houses that are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Victoria, Canada
More than just two old houses.

It would be very easy to ignore this entry in the English Heritage book as the description is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For such a small exhibit they have a lot of history of Great Yarmouth. There are 2 houses that are almost across the road from each other so take the time to see to see them. The staff are friendly and more than willing to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It would be very easy to ignore this entry in the English Heritage book as the description is a little uninspiring. Also once you decide to visit it would be easy to miss the small EH signs. Once you do find them ensure you go...More

Thank whetstoneview
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Check opening times before visiting as closed at the weekend. Both houses have been significantly altered and signs of this are obvious which makes it interesting to try and work out the changes. Wonderful ceiling in Merchants house with unusual features and quite low.

Thank RandallEv
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

There are some interesting bits - the architecture and its relationship to the Low Countries which includes the wall ties. However the rooms need dressing to a period of the houses history - the one on WW2 is a start. Seemed a bit unfunded and...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 19 September 2017

As one of the major tourist attractions in the town, was rather underwhelmed.. The enterance fee covers this attraction, and the Merchants house across the path... Both had not much to see in them, mainly parts of houses that had been collected from bomb damaged...More

3  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Visited today with two teenagers and a six year old. We are English Heritage members so cost of entry was covered by our membership fee. There were two houses to view and both were interesting to wander. Loved the amazing ceilings in two of the...More

Thank shazz12345
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Visited this as we had been told it was part of Yarmouths old history. Very interesting refurbishment of old, sometimes slum, housing that was once common.Some rooms set in cameos of different periods, and a lot of examples of iron work, and the history of...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I don't like being too critical of sites like this as they need the money to help preserve important old buildings and in this case the staff were very friendly but like other critical reviewers I was very disappointed and did not feel the visit...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 July 2017

enjoyed a look into times past in an ancient seaside community. The living was squalid but such a shame the war did away with so much of this area. The guided tour gave a good feel for the local community topped off with the remains...More

Thank ICJ15
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This was a great experience, there were 2 houses to visit and cloisters to look at. However you need to be very mobile as the stairs are very steep and narrow, but enjoyed every min

1  Thank Irene L
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