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Modern craze arrives at historic Great Yarmouth building - what are you doing this half term?

PUBLISHED: 12:19 22 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:19 22 May 2015

The Tolhouse Museum 
This is the oldest civic building in Great Yarmouth.
March 2010

Picture: James Bass
Copy: 
For: EDP News
Eastern Daily Press © 2010  (01603) 772434

The Tolhouse Museum This is the oldest civic building in Great Yarmouth. March 2010 Picture: James Bass Copy: For: EDP News Eastern Daily Press © 2010 (01603) 772434

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2010

Great Yarmouth Museums go selfie mad over the half term break bringing the modern craze to one of the town’s oldest buildings.

Youngsters calling in at the Tolhouse Museum on Wednesday May 27 over the holidays can celebrate their visit by uploading a self-portrait with the gaoler and add it to the attraction’s Facebook page or tag them on Twitter.

The Tolhouse Museum opens Sunday, May 24 to Friday, May 29 and again on Sunday, May 31.

Meanwhile at the Time and Tide Museum visitors can meet a First World War soldier - also on Wednesday - and learn how to send signals to and from the trenches.

There will also be a chance to become a secret agent, learn about semaphore, Morse code, use of pigeons and secret codes.

Youngsters can also take part in their own daily mission and follow the clues in a Great Yarmouth at war museum trail to win a small prize.

The museum opens daily 10-4pm.

Then at the Elizabethan House Museum in South Quay visitors can explore Stately Piles.

On Wednesday creative youngsters can make their own ‘toad hall’ fit for frogs and find out about the extraordinary habitats of moles, worms and dung beetles.

All events are included in museum admission.


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