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Art Exhibition, Wed 30 May - Sun 9 Sep 2018, £2-£20.95

Drawn to the Coast - Gallery Shot

Drawn to the Coast - Gallery Shot

Explore works by artists including J.M.W Turner, John Constable, John Sell Cotman, Joseph Stannard, John Crome and Alfred Priest


01493 743930

01493 743930


16 Blackfriars Road,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 3BX


Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of Turner, Constable and Cotman at Time & Tide Museum this summer

'Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman' explores the identity of Great Yarmouth and its surrounding landscape through the art work it has inspired. The show, designed and curated with assistance from Community Curators and volunteers, explores an area that continues to inspire artists to this day.

Highlights of the show include two loaned works by J.M.W Turner from Tate – a watercolour of Great Yarmouth, and, on display in the county for the first time, his Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex sketchbook.

Some of Britain’s greatest landscape artists have left us striking visual legacies of the inspiration they drew from the area. This show explores a fascinating selection of works by the headline artists displayed alongside examples from other well-known names, particularly from the Norwich School of painters, such as Joseph Stannard and John Crome. The art on show spans a diverse range of media from oil on canvas and watercolours to pencil sketches and etchings.

Together these works highlight Great Yarmouth’s importance as a unique and beautiful place which played a significant role in the development of British landscape painting. Through recording their impressions of the town and its surroundings, it has helped place this small coastal community within the national consciousness: ‘Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman’ celebrates these connections and offers visitors the opportunity to see the town through their eyes.

The striking selection of works, many drawn from Norfolk Museums Service’s own collection, have been enriched with important loans from Tate, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service, the East Anglian Traditional Art Centre, as well as private lenders.

The exhibition also features objects that complement scenes depicting daily life on the shoreline and in the town, so vividly portrayed within the artworks. Highlights include a bronze Manby mortar – a breakthrough invention for saving shipwrecked souls – and a wooden model of a wherry, the sailing boat so synonymous with Norfolk.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 30 May - Sun 9 Sep 2018
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm


Exhibition included with museum admission
Adult £5.95
Concession £5.65
Young person £5
Family + 2 adults £20.95
Family + 1 adult £15.70
Twilight ticket (one hour before closing) £2



Plan route to Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TG 527068  Lat: 52.60096 Long: 1.73102

By Road:
Leaving the A47 from Norwich follow brown heritage signs for Historic South Quay. Proceed along South Quay turning left on to Nottingham Way. Continue over junction onto St Peters Road, the 2nd turning on right is Blackfriars Road. Small car park available opposite.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Great Yarmouth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu