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Fishing boats take centre stage at maritime discovery celebration in Yarmouth today

PUBLISHED: 10:08 22 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 22 August 2017

A day of celebration to mark conservation efforts focussed on  the Time and Tide Museum's historic vessels is being staged at the attraction today. Photo: Time and Tide Museum

A day of celebration to mark conservation efforts focussed on the Time and Tide Museum's historic vessels is being staged at the attraction today. Photo: Time and Tide Museum

Time and Tide Museum

A day of maritime discovery is being staged in Great Yarmouth today to mark a conservation milestone.

A day of celebration to mark conservation efforts focussed on  the Time and Tide Museum's historic vessels is being staged at the attraction today. Photo: Time and Tide Museum A day of celebration to mark conservation efforts focussed on the Time and Tide Museum's historic vessels is being staged at the attraction today. Photo: Time and Tide Museum

The event is being hosted at the Time and Tide Museum where the attraction’s fishing vessels will show off the results of a makeover.

As part of the celebrations the courtyard will see crafts and activities on a fishing and Titanic theme, chiming with the museum’s current exhibition Honour and Glory.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide a behind the scenes insight and snapshot of the preservation work carried out on the historic boats over the last two months, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.

Jennifer Hooker, project assistant, said: “This is a very exciting time for the Sea History Differently project as we see the work on our boats reach the final stages. This day will enable visitors to see conservation in action and learn from the professionals about how to care for historic vessels.

A day of celebration to mark conservation efforts focussed on  the Time and Tide Museum's historic vessels is being staged at the attraction today. Photo: Time and Tide Museum A day of celebration to mark conservation efforts focussed on the Time and Tide Museum's historic vessels is being staged at the attraction today. Photo: Time and Tide Museum

“Not all museum work has to happen behind the scenes and our celebration day will highlight this.” Jennifer Hooker, project assistant.

Visitors can see wood artist Jill Brewster demonstrate her carving skills as she works to create a new name plaques for the fishing boats, as well as have a go themselves at designing their own boat plaque and enter it into our competition.

A selection of ships’ models have been brought out of museum stores for display.

All events are included with admission ticket.

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