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David Howkins Museum of Memories

David Howkins Museum of Memories


The David Howkins Museum of Memories in Great Yarmouth houses fascinating exhibits including toys and collectibles, the true history of the Elephant Man (Joseph Merrick) and needlework tapestries depicting Great Yarmouth's historic buildings.

Step back in time and enter this unique building, purpose buit in 1912 complete with a maginficent stained glass window and a grand staircase housing a fascinating, unique collection of items from times gone by.

The hundreds of items on display include:
800 years of Royal commemorative items
The true story of the elephant man, as told by his grand-daughter, the manager
Great Yarmouth souvenirs of days gone by
Toys, dolls and teddies from the past

In 2014 two new exhibitions were introduced - teddy bears picnic in the forest and dollies tea party in the park.

Gross profits from admissions will be donated to charity.

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am to 4pm from April to September.
Last admissions 3.30pm.
Closed over winter.


2016 Admission Prices

Adult £3.00
Child £1.00 (5-12yrs)
Under 5's are free


Valerie Howkins

01493 852637


39-40 King Street,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2PN



See location of The David Howkins Museum of Memories on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 526072  Lat: 52.60419 Long: 1.72969

By Road:

On arrival in Great Yarmouth follow signs for the Town Centre. The David Howkins Charity Museum is located towards the southern end of King Street, a short walk from the Town Centre with plenty of parking nearby.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed