Elizabethan House Museum
4 South Quay
+44 (0)1493 855746
Domestic life and English Civil War derring-do
The Elizabethan House is probably one of the Yarmouth quayside houses Daniel Defoe described as looking like ‘little palaces’. This handsome 16th century home invites to you to look into the lives of the families who lived there from Tudor through to Victorian times. It’s set up to give you a real feel for day to day domestic life with rich period settings and evocative sounds and smells – especially in the kitchen! There are clothes to dress up in and kids will love the action-packed toy room.
The Conspiracy Room recalls a fascinating period when Yarmouth sided with Cromwell and the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War. Cromwell visited the house on several occasions and led a successful attack on Royalist Lowestoft, aided by Yarmouth volunteers.
The museum also features:
Access to reserve collections (contact curator).
Recommended length of visit: 1 to 1.5 hours.
The Elizabethan House Museum is a National Trust property which is managed by Norfolk Museums Service.
Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.