Maritime Museum, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Maritime Museum, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Photograph taken 28 July 2000 © Mr Nigel Gallant LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 468540

This building was built as a home for shipwrecked mariners (sailors). It was opened on the 2nd February 1859. It was designed by A W Morant and extended to the west in 1908 by Olley & Haward. It is built in an Italianate style of architecture. One particular example of its use was after a violent gale on the 25th of October 1859 when 30 shipwrecked seamen lodged there.

Location

Norfolk Great Yarmouth

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

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