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Do you run any guided heritage walks or talks?

Walks

Guided Heritage Walk taking place
A Guided Heritage Walk taking place

Our team of dedicated heritage guides run a large number of walks usually from Easter to October. 

Delve into the history that surrounds Great Yarmouth on one of our fantastic guided heritage walks. Explore the rich history of this ancient seaside resort, fishing port and market town with our official team of Guides. 

The borough of Great Yarmouth has some fantastic history and architecture to admire, and some colourful stories of past local residents and visitors to go with it. An exciting range of  walks, written and designed by some of our heritage guides will take you off the beaten track and out into the local area to discover more about what went before in Great Yarmouth.

Usually starting from April until the end of October, Guided Heritage Walks, led by an official Great Yarmouth heritage guide, are one of the most interesting ways of discovering more about the area.

Walk Prices

Children on a Yucky Yarns Walk
Children enjoying a Yucky Yarns walk

Adults £5.50
Children (7 - 17 years) £3
Under 7's FREE (No unaccompanied children on any walk)

Yucky Yarns Children's Walk

Children must be accompanied by an adult (Recommended age 6-11)
Adults and children £4 per person
Yucky Tea (on selected dates) £12 per person
Starting point: Front Gates of Great Yarmouth Minster (NR30 1NE)
Approx. 60 minutes

Join Jemima or Jeremy Black, the custodian of the big book of Yarmouth Yucky Yarns on a guided walk to learn about horrendous history in Great Yarmouth. 

We'll talk about gory stories and ghastly goings on with pirates, graveyard tricks and secret chests! 

Activity book included, bring a pen/pencil.

Wednesday 21 February, 11am
Wednesday 10 April, 11am
Wednesday 29 May, 11am

The below dates include a yucky themed afternoon tea at Kirsty's Cakery after the walk. 

Sunday 28 July, 2pm
Thursday 31 October, 2pm

Booking is essential to join us on a guided heritage walk. Please register online (opens new window) for your chosen walk. Note - you'll need to register your interest in a walk before a payment link is sent to you. Your place on the walk is confirmed once payment is received.

Starting points vary, click on your chosen walk to see more information.

Talks

New for 2024, our Guides are offering some fascinating talks at the Town Hall (see address at the bottom of the page) on the second Tuesday in February, March and April. Lasting for approximately one hour, the talks will include a cup of tea or coffee plus the chance to ask questions at the end. 

The Fall of Yarmouth Suspension Bridge on Tuesday 13 February, 1pm. 

Mourning Manners - A Guide to Victorian Funeral Etiquette and Customs on Tuesday 12 March, 1pm.

Yare! Yare! Yare! The Beatles - Yesterday and Today on Tuesday 9 April, 1pm.

Talk Prices

Adults £5.50

Booking is essential to join us on a heritage talk. Please register online (opens new window) for your chosen talk. Note - you'll need to register your interest in a talk before a payment link is sent to you. Your place on the walk is confirmed once payment is received.

Groups, Clubs and Educational Groups

Private Walks and Talks

Private walks for groups, clubs or coach tours can be booked for a minimum of 8 people on any day of the week at any time of the year and are eligible for a special group rate. 

We are also happy to hear from schools and educational groups where we are always willing to assist in matching our walks to your requirements. We can also offer a great new educational rate where teachers and accompanying adults go free! We have a child friendly walk called Yucky Yarns, aimed at primary aged school children which also comes with an activity booklet. 

If your group or school would prefer our Guides to come to you, we are also able to offer talks where you can learn about the history of Great Yarmouth from the comfort of your own setting. 

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Last modified on 15 February 2024

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