Yesterday's world is a private musuem that has operated for several years out of a building in battle, the site of the battle of Hastings. In 2007 they made the decision to open a second musuem here in Yarmouth. At seven pounds for adult entry it is reasonably priced, although very similar exhibitions could be seen for free at any good provincial...more
Great Yarmouth's greatest asset has long been it's miles of 'Golden sands'. It's just a pity that stuck out here, desperately clinging to the eastern coast of England, that the weather isnot 'golden' to match it. Hence the old joke about "It was 28 degrees in Yarmouth yesterday ! - 14 in the morning, 14 in afternoon !"Still, if you like uncrowded...more
Madame Tussauds is a well known tourist hotspot in London, and they charge you well to see around the displays. But how many know that Madame had an idiot offspring by the name of 'Louis' ? There are other 'Houses of wax' with the same name in other locations - but nothing else matches up to horror that is "Louis Tussauds house of wax in Great...more
My three year old son would like to compliment the good folk of Great Yarmouth for the amount of Pirate related "Stuff" lying about the sea front area. It seems that every other mini-golf course or amusement arcade had a Jolly Roger flag or Captain Blackbeard fiberglass dummy on it somewhere. Even Harry Ramsden's fish and chip shop was built to...more
Great Yarmouth, for such a cultural desert, has a couple of impressive connections with the world of Literature.Great Yarmouth was the birthplace of Anna Sewell who most famously wrote the book 'Black Beauty', which is apparantly about a horse that didn't end up the local glue factory. She was born in Yarmouth, and spent nearly all of her life up...more
AS you approach Great Yarmouth from the land side across the flatlands of Norfolk, it looks as if there is a wind farm situated right in front of the town. As you get nearer, you realise that the giant turbines are, in fact, situated in the sea behind the town.I think they are quite graceful in their way, gently churning out supplies for the...more
In my usual fashion, I could make lots of 'off-colour' jokes about the broads of Norfolk, but I shall refrain.'The Broads' are in fact an area of wetland that lie roughly within an area bordered by Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Wroxham Norwich. They now have the status of a National park due to their importance for wildlife (mainly nesting sites for...more
Seaside piers are very much a feature of the British Seaside experience. Pier building in the Victorian era had much in common with the race to build skyscrapers in 1920's America.Each resort wanted to have the longest, most ornate and most piers to it's name. Great Yarmouth has been left with two - the Britannia and the Wellington.Neither of them,...more
The Rollercoaster at the pleasure beach in Great Yarmouth is a veritable old thing, it is over 70 years old !The pleasure beach itself is nothing to write home about - a fairly tawdry collection of fairground rides sited on the blustery east coast. You don't therefore visit this coaster for straighforward thrills. It certainly give 'airtime' and...more
The seafront area of Yarmouth (I never did understand the 'Great' bit) has had a number of new tourist developments plonked upon it in the last few years.One investment has been the Sea-Life centre. The centre is part of a chain of such attractions dotted around the coast, with a National one (very odd this) sited in Birmingham.They all all pretty...more
Well I thought Donkey rides had died out years a go, how wrong was I.On the seafront at Yarmouth it has made a comeback.The kids seem to love it and the donkeys seemed to be enjoying it too.It looks very well managed and the donkeys look very fit and healthy.The kids safety is also looked after with helmets available if they wish.more
Pleasure Beach is an amusement park with some very old rides such as Gallopers - "the most exciting parade of galloping horses" - built in 1901. Such a lovely and well kept attraction. They also have a historic roller coaster, operational since 1928 and in its present location since 1933. Ok we confess: we went to Great Yarmouth just to ride this...more
I have never been given such dreadful dinners in any other hotel I have stayed in. To say it was...more
4 to 6 berth holiday homes, a perfect place to stay for a cheap and cheerful family holiday, if the...more
We recently stayed at the George Hotel 25th June2012 with my elderly parents both late eighties. Our...more
A bit of a mixed reaction for here?The service was average nothing special,in fact you got the impression that they were not too botherd.A shame as the ambience was nice ,good layout too.Maybe we were just unlucky to get the one waitress that did not want to be there on that day.Dont get me wrong it wasent bad! just not good either. We had Roast...more
75 Reviews and Opinions
The Mini Train is a good way to go up and down the golden mile and save your feet.
it starts at the Britania Pier and goes up to the pleasure beach and back.
You cant miss it .
There is a mushy pea and pie stall on the market. The peas are really lovely. It's been there years and years and a portion of hot mushy peas with home made mint sauce costs 80p.
What to buy: Mushy Peas!!!
What to pay: 80p
In my opinion I think Yesterday's World in Great Yarmouth is a rip off. I think they know this as they have reduced the entry fee's by £2 each but I still think they should knock another £2 off!! The subject matter is engaging and interesting but it only took us 90 minutes to walk round it and we were taking our time!! It's starts with a film about Victorian England. Then you walk down a corridor which has wax models of fictional characters in it. Then there are 3 mock workshops with a video telling you all about them. Then you go down some stairs and see a 1950's train station and some old shops with things ranging from the 1930's to 1970's in them. Walk round the corner and there's a couple more old shops and a carousel. That's it. The gift shop has nice things in it though! It cost us £31 for a family of 3 adults and 2 children. A rip off!!
Unique Suggestions: Take your time and maybe go round twice!
Fun Alternatives: There is no other attraction similar to this in Great Yarmouth.
There is a great day out for all the family at Pettitts Animal Adventure Park. There are live shows, fun rides, and animals galore.
I suggest you look at the website to see what is on offer, there is too much to list here, better to look at it on line.
It will also give you opening times etc. Take a picnic as there are areas designated for this.
The latest ride to emerge at the Pleasure beach funpark.
If you like being sick,this is the thing for you! it goes around it goes up and down and also flips upside down.
Its not for me ,although i was tempted.
This is by far the most popular ride on the Pleasure beach.
Fondest memory: There is just too much to take in and it depends what you want you to do?
I think there is something for everyone from sunbathing to taking a trip out to see the seals in their natural envoirment.
or the thrill of the rides.