Nelson Museum01493 850698workMuseumThe Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth offers you the chance to find out more about local hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, and the times in which he lived.
The museum illustrates Nelson's life, from his Norfolk childhood through to his famous battles and his tragic heroic death. You can find out about Nelson's mesmerising personality, his fading looks, his terrible wounds and illnesses and his scandalous love life!
Discover how the public have commemorated Nelson over the last 200 years and experience life below decks amongst the hammocks and mess tables. Imagine you are a sailor onboard HMS Victory and hear your shipmates talking as you sail towards Cape Trafalgar to engage the French and Spanish fleets.
Outside at the museum, visitors can enjoy a picnic in the Maritime Courtyard and admire the Georgian herb garden. Why not try some of the ship's games, such as dominoes and quoits?
Museum facilities include a gift shop, fully accessible toilets, research library (available by appointment), a meeting and conference room available for hire and full disabled access to public areas.
The museum also offers education sessions for schools and groups as well as providing outreach visits, loan boxes and family learning events. Please contact the museum for further details.
The Nelson Museum also runs the tours of the Norfolk Naval Pillar, or Nelson's Monument, as it is commonly known. The Grade 1 listed Monument is open for a limited number of weekends throughout the year when visitors can climb all 217 steps to experience breathtaking views across Great Yarmouth and the surrounding countryside. To book a tour or to find out when the Monument is open please call the museum on 01493 850698.
By Road: From the A47 go straight across the 1st roundabout and take right at the next one (signposted Historic South Quay). Continue as the road bears left onto Hall Quay and onto South Quay as you drive with the river on your right and town hall on your left. We are just after Yarmouth Way and the library.