Floating museum to open for the summer

PUBLISHED: 12:15 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:34 26 March 2018

View from the top of Havenbridge House with the Lydia Eva in the foreground.  Picture: James Bass

View from the top of Havenbridge House with the Lydia Eva in the foreground. Picture: James Bass

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A floating maritime museum has opened to the public after the winter months.

In the port of Great Yarmouth, the Lydia Eva YH89 is the last surviving steam-powered herring drifter and used to be part of the fleets that would bring the fish down from Scotland.

The boat is currently moored on Hall Quay opposite Great Yarmouth town hall.

The ship will be open seven days a week from April to the end of October pluse every Bank Holiday Monday, with opening times of 10am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am to 1pm on Thursday, and 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday.

The Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Charitable Trust, who run the museum and restore the boat, is looking for ex-fishermen interested in becoming volunteer crew members and passing on their knowledge and stories of trips.

More details can be found on

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