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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £2.50-£4.25


The Nelson Museum

The Nelson Museum

The Nelson Museum


The 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.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Opening hours may vary from those listed. Please ring 01493 850698 to check before your visit. Last admission 30 mins before closing
Closed November to January


2018 Admission prices:

Adult £4.25 (16 and over)
Child £2.50 (3 - 15)
Concession £3.75 (OAPs, students etc)
Family £12.95

Also at this Venue



    26 South Quay,
    Great Yarmouth,
    NR30 2RG


    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
    • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired


    See location of Nelson Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TG 524071  Lat: 52.60379 Long: 1.72666

    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.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 2
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system