Nelson's Monument, Great Yarmouth

Nelson's Monument - details for 2013

Nelson's Monument, or Norfolk Naval Pillar, was built on the South Denes in the centre of the Officers' Racecourse and the Military Training ground in commemoration of Admiral Lord Nelson. It was completed in 1819 and is now a Grade I listed monument.


Ascent days

During 2013 Nelson's Monument will be open every Sunday from 26th May to 25th August, from 10am to 3pm. Take this opportunity to climb all 217 steps and experience the breathtaking views. Ascents are only for two people at a time and cost £3 per person. Monument Guides are on hand to explain the monument's construction, history and restoration and its links with Admiral Lord Nelson.


To book please call the Nelson Museum on 01493 850698. Unbooked ascents will be sold at the Monument subject to availability on the day.


Please note: due to the slim spiral staircase and small viewing platform, only two visitors can make the ascent at any one time. We regret that we cannot accept small children or visitors with heart, lung or mobility problems on the tours. The Monument has a parapet which is 1.3 metres high. Visitors will be asked to leave bags or bulky items in the care of another guide, who will be stationed at the base of the Monument.


Visiting Us:

Visits usually take between one to two hours. There is full wheeled access to the galleries, shop, toilets and Maritime Courtyard. We also have a car park directly adjacent to the museum.

Admission Fees:

  • Adults £3.80 (over 16)
  • Concessions £3.20 (OAP, students)
  • Children £2.50 (Over 3, under 16)
  • Family ticket £9.50 (2 adults, up to 4 children)
  • We offer discounted rates for pre-booked groups
    Contact the museum for further details on
    01493 850 698

Opening Times:

    February - November

  • Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 4pm
  • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

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