GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
You can take a trip on this lovely old steam drifter, which was built in 1930 and became a floating museum dedicated to fishing when its working days were up. A heritage lottery grant meant that it could be restored. In recent times, it has been MCA-coded, which means that it can now go to sea with up to eight passengers on board. You can steer the craft or be a stoker. A trip on the Lydia Eva is a memorable experience.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Much of the museum is below decks (fishing vessel) so is not accessible for wheelchair users
- Facilities: Viewing can be done from the quayside, tour guides can assist partially sighted visitors
- Opening Times: Open Etr–Oct, Tue-Sun & BHs 10-4 (last entry 3.30)
Also in the area
About the area
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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