We were delighted to welcome Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Digital and Culture, to officially open The Yare Gallery and 160 King Street.
"How wonderful to see a town that's really investing in their heritage as a way of bringing up the economic prosperity of the area and investing in skills and jobs...Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust have had support from DCMS through the Culture Recovery Fund to the tune of about £175,000, and they have used that money so wisely to bring back into use some fantastic heritage buildings."
Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Digital and Culture
The Yare Gallery
Housed in a Grade II listed 17th-century merchant’s house at the heart of Great Yarmouth’s historic South Quay, the gallery enjoys expansive views across the River Yare. Exhibitions are hosted across three floors, flooded with natural light from Norfolk’s big skies. Outside, the walled garden offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the nearby Golden Mile.
We celebrate local artists as well as those from around the UK and abroad. Our diverse programme changes regularly, so there’s always something new to see and do.
Entry to the gallery and all our exhibitions is free. For more information, visit www.yare.org.uk.
160 King Street
Situated between two of Great Yarmouth’s remaining historic rows, Herring’s Row and Old Hanna’s Row, 160 King Street is the only surviving example of a 17th century jettied timber-framed building in the town. It had been vacant and neglected for nearly ten years when GYPT acquired it in 2019.
Full repair and conservation was completed in summer 2021 with a commercial lettable space created on the ground floor and a two bedroom residential unit on the first and second floors. The ground floor will be occupied by a Jamaican restaurant, which will be run as a social enterprise focused on providing work experience for people in need of help getting back into employment.