Boat Trips

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

Falcon usually operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Marsh Harrier usually operates on Sundays, Wednesdays and other special opening days.  However, please note that Falcon won’t be available until May at the earliest.  Also, we can’t guarantee a particular boat as changes may be made throughout the year.  Please contact the Museum to check, especially if you require the use of the lift on Marsh Harrier.

50 minute trips:

Adults: £9.00

Children and Young People: £6.00 (5-18 yrs)

Under 5’s and dogs ride for free on all trips.

Please pre-book your seats HERE.

Life jackets are compulsory for all passengers, unless there is a medical reason why you cannot wear one.  Life jackets are for passengers’ safety and refusal may result in the cancellation of your ticket.  All jackets are sanitised after each use. Waterproof clothing may also be advisable.

Dogs are allowed on board at the discretion of the helm.  A limited number of life jackets are also available for dogs.  Please ask the crew.

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

Both our boats are available to charter for companies, groups, and families, and to scatter ashes.  If you want a special day or half day out, contact our Administrator, or 01692 581681.


The Museum’s steamboat Falcon


Falcon was built in 1894 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 has appeared on television, notably on the Norfolk Broads edition of Channel Four’s Great Canal Journeys.

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 has a roof and so is weather proof!  Marsh Harrier is also wheelchair accessible – if you use a mobility scooter, you will have to be able to transfer into our wheelchair.  Please ask at Reception when you arrive.

Marsh Harrier is an electric boat and her batteries are charged by electricity produced by the Museum’s own solar panels. 

new launch Marsh Harrier water colour