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Historical Event, Thu 6 - Sun 9 Sep 2018, free entry

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House

Special Offers

What's On 2018
50p off full admission price for up to six people.
Dates valid: 12 February 2018 - 31 October 2018
Redeem this offer: Please show voucher to redeem this offer. THIS OFFER MUST BE PRINTED, digital copies may not be accepted.
Code: WO18
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Details

Elizabethan House Museum is a 16th Century quayside merchants home showing life from Elizabethan to Victorian times. This house also contains fascinating collections from Norfolk Museums Service.

This charming merchant’s house, on the quayside in Great Yarmouth, was built around 1596 by Benjamin Cowper.
Home to merchants and prominent locals, over the years the building has seen several changes to its physical shape. Wood panelled rooms, richly decorated ceilings and the imposing stairway all help to tell the story of the Elizabethan House.

The house is famous for its connections with Oliver Cromwell who is said to have frequently visited his friend, John Carter, a prominent Yarmouth merchant. The premises became a regular meeting place for Parliamentarians during the Civil War and it is here, allegedly, in November 1648 that the fate of Charles I was decided.

From 1667 some 14 different families lived in the house until 1949 when the house bequeathed to the National Trust

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcome

No dogs (except guide dogs). Disabled Access: Ground Floor only – video tour available.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 - Sun 9 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Reviews

    Address

    4 South Quay,
    Great Yarmouth,
    Norfolk,
    NR30 2QH

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome

    No dogs (except guide dogs). Disabled Access: Ground Floor only – video tour available.

    Directions

    See location of Elizabethan House Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TG 523073  Lat: 52.60535 Long: 1.72552

    By Road:
    Take the A143 to Great Yarmouth and follow white on brown signs. From A47 at Vauxhall roundabout take the 2nd exit. At the next roundabout take 3rd exit and follow signs for historic south quay.

    By Public Transport:
    From Vauxhall station it is 15 minutes' walk to Elizabethan House Museum.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesVisitor information available in audio format
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas