museums and attractions

Transport / Maritime

Steam Herring Drifter – Lydia Eva

The only surviving steam herring drifter ‘Lydia Eva’ and side fishing trawler ‘Mincarlo’. Both floating museums of the herring fishing industry. ‘Lydia Eva’ moored at Hall Quay in Great Yarmouth, ‘Mincarlo’ at Heritage Quay Lowestoft.


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The Lydia Eva & Mincarlo Charitable Trust Ltd


Hall Quay Great Yarmouth Norfolk NR30

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Open days

Sat-Sun Mar 1030-1530. Apr-Oct Daily 1000-1600 (Thur closes 1300), Sun from 1030. (Last entry 1530.)


By Rail: Great Yarmouth / 0.6 miles

Both vessels are open as museums on various days of the week so make sure you visit our website for up to date details.

The plan is to bring Mincarlo back into cruising condition, this will be a project over the next 2-3 years. subject as always to finding the funding.

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