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PUBLISHED: 13:35 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 03 July 2010

TOMORROW sees Great Yarmouth's fourth annual Museums at Night event taking place and it promises to be the best yet.

The town's five main museums will throw open their doors free of charge between 6 and 10pm for what promises to be a unique night out.

TOMORROW sees Great Yarmouth's fourth annual Museums at Night event taking place and it promises to be the best yet.

The town's five main museums will throw open their doors free of charge between 6 and 10pm for what promises to be a unique night out.

The Elizabethan House, Tolhouse, Nelson Museum, Time & Tide Museum and English Heritage's Great Yarmouth Row Houses are all participating. Each venue is being brought to life by period characters, story telling, music, singing and drama.

In the Silver Darlings café at Time & Tide visitors will be treated to the smooth sea folk sounds of singer and musician Frank Saddington and meet Victorian gaoler Solomon Allies and hear tales from an unlucky inmate at the Tolhouse.

The Jolly Roger Shanty Singers perform authentic 18th century sea shanties at the Nelson Museum from 7.30pm.

Visitors to Elizabethan House can discover what life was like upstairs and downstairs and try on some historical costumes.

At the Row Houses children will be able to take part in trails and visitors see history brought to life by drama students from Oriel Specialist College.

Prize draw entry forms stamped at each museum, offer a fantastic Heritage Quarter Pass for the winner along with a selection of runner-up prizes.

The town's heritage guides are leading walks from Middlegate garden car park to the Time & Tide and back to South Quay.

Nelson Museum curator Hannah Bentley said: “Last year we had great weather and large numbers of visitors in all of the venues, and we're expecting even more this year as we bring our sites to life for this one special night.

“Whatever the weather we hope both locals and visitors to the town will use this great opportunity to enjoy the Museums during this unique Museums at Night event.”

Life for a sailor in Nelson's Navy will be re-enacted at Yarmouth's Norfolk Nelson Museum in South Quay on Monday, May 24 between 11am and 3pm.

Continuing its successful series of events aimed at entertaining and enlightening youngsters the museum is providing extra activities during half term, including story-telling and craft. Children are invited to meet Seaman Grog and find out what he did on a day to day basis, what he ate and what he wore. Nigel Amies, a much in demand re-enactor and an expert in weaponry and firearms, will be firing replica Georgian firearms in the courtyard.”

Events are free with normal admission, adults £3.40, children £2, family (two adults and up to four children) £9.

Call 01493 850698 or visit www.nelson-museum.co.uk.


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