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Nelson's Monument, Great Yarmouth

Nelson's Monument, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3QS View on map

Grade I listed monument, also known as Norfolk Pillar. 1817-19 by William Wilkins. The first monument in England to Admiral Lord Nelson (Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square is 1840-43). Consists of a fluted Greek Doric column on a square pedestal standing on a raised plinth. The column is surmounted by a figure of Britannia in fibreglass standing on a disc supported by Caryatid figures. The figures were of Coade stone when built, replaced in concrete in 1896 and finally in fibreglass during the restoration of 1982-4. Fully restored for the bicentenary celebrations in 2005.


Opening Arrangements

Exterior can be viewed at all times. The interior and tower open Sundays from end of May to end of August (subject to sufficient guides being available) (please check the website or telephone 01493 850698).

Admission Charges

  • Other Charges: £3.00 (open days only).


Situated on Monument Road, Great Yarmouth. Rail: Great Yarmouth (2 miles).

Parking Spaces


On-street parking.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes