A Spanish tall ship described as a "floating museum" is sailing into Great Yarmouth next week. 

A replica of a 17th-century Spanish galleon, Galeón Andalucía will arrive at the town's South Quay.

The ship will transport people back to the age of seafaring pirates as crews dressed in period costumes show what life was like on board.

The ship is 162ft long and 33ft wide with its seven sails covering a surface of almost 11,000sq ft.

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: The interior of the Galeón AndalucíaThe interior of the Galeón Andalucía (Image: Galeón Andalucía/Nao Victoria Foundation)

Taking three years of research and two more to construct, Galeón Andalucía was launched in 2009 and has covered 70,000 nautical miles in its world voyage.

Ruth Cockrill, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s marketing events officer, said: ‘’The visit promises to offer a fascinating day out for people of all ages.

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"She is a truly incredible ship and we can’t wait for her arrival, it promises to be a stunning spectacle for people to enjoy on South Quay.’’

Tickets will cost £12 per adult, £6 per child or £30 for a family ticket for two adults and up to three children.

The ship will arrive in time for half term and is open to visitors from May 28 until June 9.