The Fishermen's Hospital

Sat 18 Sep

Multiple days: The Fishermen's Hospital

Great Yarmouth Open Doors Talk
  • Wheelchair access

Great Yarmouth Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1ND

Discover the fascinating history of these historical buildings

The Fishermen's HospitalOpen
Fri 10 - Sun 12 Sep10pm-4pm
Thu 16 - Sat 18 Sep10pm-4pm

Built in 1702, for ‘decayed’ fishermen, these splendid almshouses are at the north end of the marketplace. A cottage will be open to view as well as photographs from the past. What you see in the courtyard today is in fact almost exactly as it looked over 300 years ago. The 20 doors leading to 20 individual cottages at that time. The door would open into one room on the ground floor with a large fireplace for cooking and heating and either a spiral staircase or a ladder leading up to an attic room which probably had hammocks hanging from the eaves for sleeping. There was a water pump and earth closet privies in the yard. This might seem uncomfortable to most, however compared to what the fishermen had been used to the hospital was luxury to them.

There will also be talks about the fascinating history of the buildings built in the Dutch style having undergone restorations.

Talks at The Fishermen's HospitalTime
Fri 10 - Sun 1211am & 2pm
Thur 16 - Sat 1811am & 2pm

Organiser details: The Fishermen’s Hospital Charity Trustees