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What a wonderful visit had a guided tour by a talented full of knowledge guide Natasha she was able... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Guided Tour was fantastic

We chanced upon the drifter upon leaving the Elizabethan House and we were offered a tour. The... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Pauline M
Beccles, United Kingdom
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1 Viking Road | Hall Quay, opposite the Town Hall, Great Yarmouth NR31 0NU, England
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All reviews guided tour engine room herring fishing knowledgeable volunteers steam driven floating museum steam boat crew quarters cramped quarters small donation south quay well worth a visit elizabethan house old lady free entry interesting visit piece of history
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i came here expecting to see some sick drifts but what happend i fell in a big river dont go here if you want to see a nissan gtr skyline skerting

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bvgfru8u
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful visit had a guided tour by a talented full of knowledge guide Natasha she was able to answer all the questions asked and gives each section of the lydia eva in detail would recommend to anyone

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We chanced upon the drifter upon leaving the Elizabethan House and we were offered a tour. The guide was knowledgeable and spoke passionately about the boat. We were both fascinated and horrified at the human stories behind the fishing, we might never have learned this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

They waved their buckets and we donated £2 each and the price was worthwhile. We listened to sea shanties, watched a Sunday Parade of militia set back when British soldiers wore red coats with primrose facings and carried Brown Bess muskets. We chatted to a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

The Lydia Eva (south quay -Great Yarmouth ) is a gem of a find. We are very grateful to all the volunteers that make this step back in the history of "the last steam herring drifter afloat" and was used by the Royal Air Force...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This old ship has been restored and displayed by some very knowledgable volunteers. You can go onboard and see what a hard life it was for the fisherman. The cramped quarters and the gleaming restored engine. There was no charge to go onboard although any...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank May C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Free, with knowledgeable volunteers, great access all over this slice of Yarmouth history, the Herring drifter Lydia Eva. Its still seaworthy, and goes out occasionally, so there are access issues for those with mobility difficulties, but it is what it is. It's fascinating, with some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James K
Reviewed 14 August 2018

been on here a couple of times over the years, its free but they ask for donations for the upkeep of the ship

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lee Y
Reviewed 13 August 2018

UK's last drifter, refurbished and now open to visitors. A fascinating visit - I learned so much - mainly down to the guide's friendliness, knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject. Highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jon b
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We have visited several times and been made welcome. This is a very special boat. I don't know of any other steam drifter in working order. It helps you realise what getting in the fish once took.

Date of experience: April 2018
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Deborah T | Reviewed this property |
yes 10 -4 till end of October but double check on website
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Response from X1360HXrichardk |
Yep but there a couple of steep stairways and you will probably have to carry dog up.