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Heritage and arts


Since medieval times, Great Yarmouth has been surrounded by one of the most complete town walls in England. Eleven of the original towers - built between 1261 and 1400 - have survived. Our quaysides along the river Yare showcase fantastic examples of historic merchant houses, while the seafront offers one of the best collections of Edwardian entertainment architecture in the country.

To help us maintain and deliver heritage, arts and tourism schemes, the Council issues the following grants to local organisations:

  • St Georges Trust: £25,000 in 2020-21 to provide artistic performances, including community engagement through the Community Cafe, on the stage at the theatre and where possible with partners. 
  • SeaChange Arts: £58,500 in 2020-21 to provide artistic performances, delivering against their Service Level Agreement objectives, delivering the Out There Festival and reprogramming to alternative events/activities where possible should the festival not be possible. 

Great Yarmouth's outstanding culture and heritage mean that it is a future ambition for the town to become a key cultural destination. Visit the heritage pages of the Visit Great Yarmouth tourism website for more information (opens new window) or, to find out about some of the work that is carried out on our historic environment, visit the website of the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust (opens new window).

Last modified on 30 October 2023

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