Syx Automations has successfully installed software at three museums in Norfolk that will use various modules of the company’s software system, including Membership, Stock Control, POS and Event and School bookings.

The Museums – Time and Tide, Elizabethan House and The Tolhouse – are located in the coastal town of Great Yarmouth and will be centrally connected.

Syx said this centralised database would enable users to have real-time access to reports and event information.

The company also recently installed its ‘ReCreateX’ software at Norwich Castle reported in M+H Advisor.

The Time & Tide museum occupies the premises of the Tower Fish Curing Works, originally built c.1850, enlarged in 1880 and closed more than a hundred years later in 1988.

The Works were then purchased for conversion into a museum – designed by Norwich architects Purcell Miller Tritton with £4.7 million being spent on redeveloping the site.

The project took two years to complete and Time & Tide opened its doors to the public for the first time in July 2004 and tells the story of Great Yarmouth and its herring industry and the lingering aroma of the smokehouse remains today.

In 2005 Time and Tide proved it was a museum of national significance when it became one of four finalists for the Gulbenkian Award – Museum of the Year.

The following year the museum was a finalist in the Council of Europe’s Museum of the Year Award 2006.

Elizabethan House is a chance for visitors to experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.

They can discover Victorian life 'upstairs and downstairs' and find out what it was really like to work in the kitchen and scullery.

And The Tolhouse is one of the oldest prisons in the country where visitors can explore Great Yarmouth’s story of crime and punishment.

Free audio guides allow visitors to hear the gaoler and his prisoners describe their experiences and discover the fate of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers when punishment included transportation and execution.

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