Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriar's Road, Great Yarmouth has re-opened from 3 August 2020
From 8 August, it will be mandatory for visitors to wear face-coverings in museums. To find out more about what you might expect when you visit Time and Tide and Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, see the films below. Don't forget, all tickets must be booked in advance - click here to to make a booking. And here's a great video to explain the changes when you visit
Free Creative Opportunities for Young People at Time and Tide Museum
This autumn sees the return of three popular art activity groups for young people run by Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, with taster sessions running in the last week of August. These sessions will be hosted online, enabling regular members to participate from home and opening the door for new participants to join.
The groups encourage young people in Great Yarmouth and East Norfolk to explore their creativity, develop new skills and gain a better understanding of museums and heritage.
Taking inspiration from the museum’s collections and exhibitions, young people will learn new artistic techniques, participate in a variety of expert-led creative projects, and optionally complete a nationally recognised Arts Award.
Amy Stock, Youth Engagement Officer, says: “We’re really excited to be running our creative clubs online this year, and are hoping to welcome some new faces! It’s incredibly rewarding to lead these sessions and see the young participants throw themselves into their projects with such energy, passion and enthusiasm. It is inspiring and humbling to see them fearlessly tackle issues like climate change and LGBTQ+ rights through their art.”
Cllr. Margaret Dewsbury, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Partnerships, says: “After a disrupted summer term, and faced with uncertainty about what school will look like next autumn, young people will really benefit from this opportunity to develop new skills in a friendly and expert-led environment. We are proud that Norfolk Museums is helping young people not only to develop creatively but to build confidence and improve their teamwork, which will be useful in any career path.”
National Art & Design Saturday Club is a countrywide programme of over 80 free clubs which give 12-16-year-olds the opportunity to learn and experience new art and design techniques, including printing, ceramics, fashion, photography, textiles, location drawing, graphic design and much more. At Time and Tide, our club’s programme is designed to give young people an insight into creative careers and heritage pathways for the future, and includes the opportunity to complete a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. The Saturday Club’s work was recently showcased as part of a national ‘Summer Show’ online exhibition, which can be viewed at https://show.saturday-club.org/club/time-and-tide-museum-art-and-design.
We run 6 sessions per term on Saturday mornings (on Zoom until further notice – times to be confirmed). Start date 3 October 2020. Taster session on Wednesday 26 August at 11am. To book a place, contact email@example.com.
Make Yarmouth enables young people aged 11-16 to work alongside artists and museum professionals to engage in a range of heritage inspired projects. This is a friendly and supportive group with no previous experience required, in which members complete fun creative challenges and can gain an Arts Award certificate.
We meet on Tuesdays from 4–5.30pm (on Zoom until further notice). Start date Tues 8 September 2020. Taster session on Tuesday 25 August at 4pm. To book a place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Minds is a self-directed group which allows young adults aged 16-25 to devise their own projects and events in response to their own needs and interests. Working alongside museum professionals, the young people are able to use their own ideas and perspectives to bring about real change in museums, shaping the way we engage with the local community. Members learn work-related skills, find out about job roles in the heritage sector, and design new initiatives in response to issues close to their hearts.
We meet every second Wednesday of the month from 4.30pm–6.30pm (on Zoom until further notice), and work flexibly on projects in between. Start date 7th October 2020. Taster session on Wednesday 26 August at 4:30pm. To book a place, contact email@example.com.
There is no number limit for participants in the online sessions. When we are able to resume face-to-face contact later in the term or in 2021, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
While the young people’s groups will remain online for the time being, Time and Tide itself opened its doors to the general public on 3 August (by pre-booking only) with measures in place to maintain social distancing and ensure the safety of staff and visitors. We hope many of you will come and see our ‘May the Toys Be With You’ exhibition, which features a wonderful array of Star Wars toys and memorabilia! You can pre-book tickets at https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide.
For further information, requests for interview and high res images please contact:
Amy Stock, Youth Engagement Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tricia Hall, Youth Engagement Officer, email@example.com, 01493 743946