Great Yarmouth’s Time and Tide Museum has been the recipient of the Sandford Award, which recognises excellence in historic education sites.
As a matter of fact, a judge even praised the “not unpleasant” smell of fish that could be detected in the museum thanks to its Victorian walls, which was praised as a involving the Museum in the town’s historic sights and smells. Past recipients of the prestigious Sandford Award include London’s Hampton Court Palace and Edinburgh Castle.
Only a generation ago, the Time and Tide Museum was actually a set of curing works for the town’s herring industry. Today, however, the Museum staff help children go back in time from the prehistoric era to the present day. The Sandford Award was given after an inspector observed how engaged and inspired children were after visiting the museum.