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Take a step back in tudor times

PUBLISHED: 09:11 17 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:42 03 July 2010

HISTORY is being brought to life at Great Yarmouth's Elizabethan House Museum in South Quay tomorrow. Costumed guides will remain rooted in their Tudor characters while busying about preparing a feast.

HISTORY is being brought to life at Great Yarmouth's Elizabethan House Museum in South Quay tomorrow. Costumed guides will remain rooted in their Tudor characters while busying about preparing a feast.

Visitors can learn about food and taste some of the treats on offer while trying out popular parlour games.

The event aims to be fun and informative for all ages. People can dip in and out of all the events going on between 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Normal admission prices apply. Call 01493 855746.

A feast of special effects will bring aliens to Yarmouth's Hippodrome this summer for performing arts students' big summer production.

The circus ring will be transformed into the secret US military base in Groom Lake, Nevada, targeted for an alien invasion in the musical drama Area 51 to be performed by college students. Area 51 is at the Hippodrome from June 18 to June 20, 7.30pm nightly. For tickets contact the Hippodrome Box Office on 01493 844172 or online at www.hippodromecircus.co.uk

An Easter horse ride will be taking place at Somerleyton Hall tomorrow. The ride will cover between eight and 10 miles of the estate and ride times are between 10am and noon. Entry is £15 each and there is an optional Easter theme fancy dress competition with prizes for the best pony and child and horse and adult combination. For more information, either phone Cat on 07711 931888 or e-mail ctmace@yahoo.com.

A meeting of Great Yarmouth and District Archaeological Society will be held tonight at Christchurch, Deneside, at 7.30pm. Contrary to the advertised programme, the speaker will be Dr Mary Fewster whose subject will be The Goldsmiths of East Anglia 1500-1750.

Guided tours of Yarmouth's Nelson Monument start again for the summer season this weekend.Visitors will be invited to climb the 217 steps to the top of the 144ft monument to enjoy breathtaking views, which even include Norwich Cathedral on a clear day.

Trained guides will be on hand to explain the monument's construction, history and restoration as well as its links with Admiral Lord Nelson. Tours are for two people, last 30 minutes and cost £6 per person. For further information and to book a tour, contact the Nelson Museum on 01493 850698.


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