The Museum hopes to open at the end of July 2020. | Adults £6.00, Children £2.00

Boat Trips

Take a ride on Falcon, our unique Victorian steam boat, or Marsh Harrier, our electric, accessible boat.

River trips are available daily when the Museum is open.

  • Adults: £6.00 (short trips £4.50)
  • Children: £3.00 (short trips £2.50) (5-18 yrs).
  • Under 5’s and dogs ride for free.

Times and lengths of trips vary. Please telephone 01692 581681 to check times and to book seats. Maximum of 10 passengers on Falcon and 12 passengers on Marsh Harrier.

Life jackets are available for all passengers. Waterproof clothing may also be advisable. Dogs are allowed on board at the discretion of the helm.

Due to operational reasons, we reserve the right to change boats on occasion.


Falcon, a unique Victorian steam boat.


Falcon was built in 1895 by Simpson and Strickland in Dartmouth for Sir Edmund Lacon, the owner of the Great Yarmouth Lacon’s brewery.

Originally a pleasure boat on the Norfolk Broads, Falcon was requisitioned by the Royal Navy during World War One and then worked as a hire vessel at Cobholm before moving to Thrower’s boatyard in Wroxham. During World War Two, she towed naval boats to Great Yarmouth.

In 1997 Falcon was donated to the Museum where the volunteers restored both her and her steam engine back to service. She now takes Museum visitors for unique river trips on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Should the weather be inclement, we may run Marsh Harrier instead.

Marsh Harrier

We welcomed Marsh Harrier to our fleet in August 2019. Marsh Harrier is an Edwardian style launch, designed by Broads boat designer, Andrew Wolstenholme and built by the International Boat Building Training College at Oulton Broad.

She is accessible for some wheelchairs, and with a roof, is weather proof! Marsh Harrier is an electric boat and her batteries are charged by electricity produced by the Museum’s own solar panels. She will operate on Sunday, Monday and Friday and on special events days. Should you require an accessible boat, please phone for details and to book seats.

new launch Marsh Harrier water colour