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Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
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Time and Tide Museum
Former name
Tower Curing Works
Established2005 (2005)
Location Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
TypeMaritime museum
Website www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide

Time and Tide: The Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, located in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK, is a maritime and fishing museum in Great Yarmouth and established in 2005. It is situated in a former Victorian herring curing factory known as Tower Curing Works, and is now part of Maritime Heritage East, a partnership of over 30 maritime museums in the East of England.[ citation needed ]



The curing works was closed down in the mid-1980s, and the building lay unused for almost 20 years. [1]

Over £4.5 million was spent on refurbishing and converting the Grade II listed factory into the modern museum about the building's life as a fish factory, which opened in 2005. It took on exhibits from Great Yarmouth's former Maritime Museum, which had closed in 2002. [1]

In 2019, the museum set up a British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition, which features over 400 items concerning tattoos in Britain. [2] A town-wide exhibition of works from Peter Henry Emerson was partially on display at the Museum in 2021. [3] A Banksy mural from Gorleston-on-Sea, which had appeared following the death of a girl in 2018 and was covered up due to "sensitivity," was moved to the museum temporarily in 2022. [4]


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  1. 1 2 "BBC - Norfolk A Sense Of Place - A sea of changes at Time And Tide". BBC News . 22 March 2005. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  2. "Time and Tide Museum: Tattooists' artworks go on display". BBC News. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  3. "Peter Henry Emerson: Great Yarmouth exhibition celebrates photographer". BBC News. 5 June 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  4. "Gorleston Banksy: Artwork covered up over girl's death to be moved". BBC News. 22 January 2022. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  5. Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service: Time and Tide Archived 7 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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