The Elizabethan House was built around 1596. Home to merchants and prominent locals, the building has seen several changes to its physical shape over the years leading to the building you can discover today. Evidence of its development can be seen throughout the building. Wood panelled rooms, richly decorated ceilings and the imposing stairway all help to tell the story of the Elizabethan House. The House was sold many times before it passed into the hands of the Aldred family, who bequeathed it to the National Trust. The National Trust took ownership in 1949, despite the Borough Council attempting to purchase it with a view to demolishing it to widen the roadway!
Today the House contains fascinating collections from Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service showing life ‘Upstairs and Downstairs’ in a house during Elizabethan times, right through to the Victorian period. You can learn why the Conspiracy Room is so-called, find out how a Victorian maid would have completed the weekly washing, and get hands on with the Elizabethan past in the bedroom, complete with replica costumes for you to try on. If you visit on one of the special event days, you may be lucky enough to see the range in the kitchen being fired up and have a chance to look at food created to period recipes; or talk to one of the costumed characters who can be found roaming the House!
There is limited access for wheelchair users. Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion free. Assistance dogs are welcome. There is a DVD Virtual Tour available in the reception area.
Location : Elizabethan House, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QH.
Transport: Great Yarmouth (National Rail) then bus or 10 Minutes. Bus Routes : 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 81, 293 and 593 stop close by.
Opening Times : Closed Saturdays, Otherwise Daily10:00 to 16:00
Tickets : Adults £4.80; Concessions £4.60; Children (4 - 18) £3.90
Tel: 01493 855746