Elizabethan House Museum



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This super museum, housed in a 16th-century quayside building, tells the story of everyday folk who lived from Tudor through to Victorian times. You can see room sets, including the wooden-panelled Conspiracy Room (was this where Charles I’s fate was sealed?) and the kitchen, which give you a glimpse of how people lived. You can dress the family in Tudor costumes too and discover Victorian life, upstairs and downstairs. Children can play in the toy room, while the adults relax in the delightful walled garden.

Elizabethan House Museum


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Facilities: Virtual tour available
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, Mon-Fri and Sun 10-4

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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