Great Yarmouth has been a seaside resort for 250 years and is famous for its neon lit esplanade of amusement arcades and vast beaches. The best of the town’s museum’s is Time and Tide on the seafront which tackles everything from prehistoric times, but focuses on maritime heritage and reconstructs some 17th century row houses. There is plenty for kids to enjoy here, from interactive exhibits to a coastal drifter where they can take the wheel. A cluster of more museums surround the historic South Quay. The 16th century Elizabethan House Museum is a fine merchant’s house that has been reconstructed to showcase Tudor and Victorian domestic life. Around the corner is the Tolhouse Museum, a medieval gaol dating back 700 years which dwells on witchcraft, grisly murders, and crime and punishment. The Norfolk Nelson Museum celebrates the life, times, and romances of the one eyed hero of Trafalgar who was a regular visitor to Great Yarmouth.