Lydia Eva - The Last Steam Drifter - Museum - Transport in Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

Lydia Eva- The Last Steam Drifter

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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.

Guide Prices

Donations appreciated.

Group visits: Minimum £25 donation suggested.



  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Great Yarmouth station is 1 mile away.

Lydia Eva - The Last Steam Drifter

Type:Museum - Transport

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QJ

Tel: 07932 702857

Opening Times

Season (4 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023)
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:00
Season (1 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* 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.