Great Yarmouth Minster

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About

Great Yarmouth Minster (Church of St. Nicholas) in Great Yarmouth was founded in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga (Bishop of Norwich), as a penance for an act of simony. It is the largest parish church in the country and arguably the oldest building in Great Yarmouth.

During the Medieval period the church was at its most magnificent with stained glass, tapestries, painted and gilded walls, fresco, 19 guild chapels, various relics of the saints and ornate furnishings. At this time Great Yarmouth was the fourth richest town in England. The interior was destroyed at the Reformation and the Priory dissolved.

This church has a fascinating history and has been beautifully restored and maintained. Alongside regular church services, Great Yarmouth Minster also holds a number of events which are open to the public.


Historic Site

Great Yarmouth Minster was founded in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga (Bishop of Norwich), as a penance for an act of simony. It is the largest parish church in the country and arguably the oldest building in Great Yarmouth.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road
From the A47 follow directions to the seafront. Having gone over the Fullers Hill roundabout, Great Yarmouth Minster (Church of St. Nicholas) is on the left immediately after the pedestrian crossing.

The nearest railway station is Great Yarmouth, which is 0 miles away.

Great Yarmouth Minster

Type:Church

Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE

Tel: 01493 858410

Opening Times

* Opening Times:

Great Yarmouth Minster is normally open daily from 10am to 3pm in winter & 10am to 4pm in summer.

Opening times are dependant on volunteers being available to open the church. Refreshments are usually available during opening times.

Please visit the website for details of Sunday services and other events.