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image for Historical Event item typeHeritage Open Days at Elizabethan House Museum

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House

Address

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

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

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 6 - Sun 9 Sep Heritage Open Days

Location

Directions

Plan route to Elizabethan House Museum using Google mapsPlan route using 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.

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.

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