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Museum - Transport, free entry

Lydia Eva - The Last Steam Drifter

Lydia Eva - The Last Steam Drifter


Lydia Eva YH80 built in 1930, the last steam drifter has returned to her home port of Great Yarmouth, after an extensive restoration facilitated by a heritage lottery grant & other grants as a floating museum of the fishing industry.

Lydia Eva YH89, now has MCA-coding which enables us to take the ship to sea with passengers, up to 8 people can experience this unique experience, be a stoker, the driver or just enjoy the trip! For more details see our website

Groups and school parties are welcome. Evening visits can be organised by prior arrangement.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Normal opening April to October from 10am to 4pm (except when excursions are taking place - please see website for details). Last admission 3.30pm. Closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays.


Free entry

Donations appreciated.

Group visits: Minimum £25 donation suggested.


South Quay,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2QJ



See location of Lydia Eva - The Last Steam Drifter on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 523073  Lat: 52.60533 Long: 1.72475

By Road:
To Great Yarmouth on A47, A149 or A12 follow the brown tourist sign board to the historic South Quay.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Great Yarmouth station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 12 + Gangway
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls