Lynn Museum

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Lynn Museum

West Norfolk's greatest treasure!

Following a major £1.2 million redevelopment, this charming museum tells the history of West Norfolk and is home to Seahenge, Norfolk’s astonishing Bronze Age timber circle.

A whole gallery is devoted to telling the story of these unique 4,000 year old timbers which includes a life size replica of the Bronze Age circle. Around half of the original timbers are housed in a display which echoes their beach findspot. The gallery reveals information about the people who created the monument and the details revealed by a study of the timbers.

The story of West  Norfolk is continued in the main gallery, which narrates the tale from the Iron Age to the 20th century.

There are now more objects on display than ever before! Those who knew the old Lynn Museum will be able to see some old favourites, as well as some items that have never been displayed before.

One of the items on display for the first time is the Iron Age gold coin hoard discovered hidden in a cow bone at Sedgeford. Other objects on display include one of the best collections of pilgrim badges in the country, a sturgeon dating from the early 19th century, and a number of colourful fairground gallopers made by Savage’s of Lynn.

Alongside the rich displaysof objects there are interactive features to entertain the whole family. Audio guides and gallery resource areas provide information for those wishing to find out more.

The museum is housed in a former Union Baptist Chapel and schoolroom adjacent to the town’s bus station. Come and take a look around – you will be warmly welcomed by Horace the tiger, who will greet you with a friendly roar! 

Market Street,
King's Lynn,
PE30 1NL

01553 775001

Tue to Sat 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm


Prices (apply April to September): Adults £4.20, Conc. £4.00, Child £3.20.

Family (one adult + children) £10.50, Family (two adults + children) £14.30.

Free admission: Museum Pass Holders, Friends of Lynn Museum, Children’s University, MA & Art Fund members, 1 carer for each registered disabled visitor, Under 4s.

Pop in for £1—everyday one hour before closing.

This page was added on 20/03/2010.

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