Take a ride on Falcon, our unique Victorian steam boat, or Marsh Harrier, our electric, accessible boat.
Half hour river trips are available when the Museum is open.
- Adults: £5.00
- Children: £3.00 (5-18 yrs).
- Under 5’s and dogs ride for free
Due to the restrictions to stop the spread of Covid 19, we will be carrying fewer passengers than normal and keeping groups together and away from other passengers. Please pre-book your seats.
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 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. In 2020, she will take Museum visitors for unique river trips on Thursdays. Should the weather be inclement, we may run Marsh Harrier instead.
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! However, until we can be sure it meets the requirements of social distancing, we won’t be using the wheelchair lift. If this situation changes, we will publish the information here.
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 Sundays and on Tuesdays in 2020.