The Project

What is the Sea History Differently project all about?

In a nutshell: The project aim is to transform engagement with large maritime collections

Time and Tide now has a golden opportunity to transform the way it can inform and engage with audiences through its project Sea History Differently.

The project, funded by Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and delivered by the Museums Association (one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making foundations), will encompass a wide range of activities aimed at transforming access to Time and Tide’s fantastic maritime and historic boat collections. This will include specialist boat conservation beginning in June 2017 (If you’d like to get involved click here), enhanced collections documentation and research and the community co-curation of an exhibition at Time and Tide in March 2018. The exhibition will showcase renowned artists and their outstanding watercolours and oil paintings of the beautiful landscapes of Great Yarmouth.

As well as involving local communities and encouraging new skills, Sea History Differently will work in partnership with museums up and down the East coast through the Maritime Heritage East network, particularly in developing the touring displays.

The collection of historic boats at Time and Tide are a key part of the maritime collections on the East Coast and tell unique stories about the former fishing maritime industries that supported the coastline for generations. The heritage of fishing is rooted firmly in Great Yarmouth as a town and is responsible for much of its growth. Check out our Maritime Collections page for more information.

It is a very exciting and innovative maritime project. Maritime heritage is an integral part of the history of the town and this project will focus on restoring and celebrating some of the key collections that Time and Tide Museum holds. We hope that the project will allow people to come away with a greater understanding of this region’s proud maritime past.

WA8J0193 The Coronation YH671 in our courtyard


Visit our photo gallery for the project here