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Lynn Museum

Old Market Street, King's Lynn PE30 1NL, England
+44 1553 775001
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Good exhibits but very small

The pocket sized museum is just off the bus station and next to a car park. Not too cheap for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marie C
Spofforth, United Kingdom
A interesting stop

I visited the museum wanting to learn about the history of the town. i learnt a lot but desired to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Timothy P
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Come and enjoy this delightful museum which tells the story of West Norfolk. Meet Horace the taxidermy tiger in reception! Be amazed by the Bronze Age timber circle known as 'Sea Henge' which is the museum's stunning centrepiece. Learn about the people who meticulously crafted the timbers and study the marks left by their bronze axes. Browse around the 'West Norfolk Story'. Marvel at gold coins concealed inside a cow bone since Roman times. Imagine being a pilgrim in the thriving medieval port of King's Lynn or riding on a magnificent Victorian merry-go-round. With thousands of fascinating objects, interactive displays and audio guides, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Family friendly events and museum trails throughout the year. Changing temporary exhibition programme, see website for details.
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Old Market Street, King's Lynn PE30 1NL, England
+44 1553 775001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The pocket sized museum is just off the bus station and next to a car park. Not too cheap for the size of it but not too expensive to visit. The jewel in the crown are the remains of neolithic Sea-Henge found at Holme by...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum wanting to learn about the history of the town. i learnt a lot but desired to learn even more. an added bonus was the seahenge exhibition at the start. The whole story was new to me and i found the account...More

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a very rainy day. The Seahenge exhibit was very interesting and we spent the majority of our time was spent here. It is worth using the audio guide as this gives more detail to the exhibit. Once finished, we moved into...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

very deceptive, larger than the outside suggests. very helpful staff. interesting to see local history.

Thank herinspalding
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Had some time to kill and came in to get out of the rain. This museum is fantastic as items are well displayed and there are lots of interactive displays explaining the items as well as some showing the people who have shaped this part...More

Thank MarkPatrick
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I liked the little things that they . I like especially the newspaper articles - and the bric a brac showing the development of the towns history was fascinating. Some of the painting were interesting - maybe more could have been made of them in...More

Thank tonyzed
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We spent a happy few hours wandering around this delightful little museum which is right near to the bus station in the centre of Kings Lynn. The building space ( a converted church I think) has been cleverly used and the exhibits are varied and...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 14 April 2017

After reading several other reviews, thought it would be worth a visit. Paid £16 for family of 4 to find one space mainly dedicated to Sea Hinge, which although interesting, didn't really tell us much about the rich history of Kings Lynn.

Thank ozmintyomax
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and daughter visited the Museum and were fascinated by Sea Henge. Particulalry suitable and interesting for children and adults and gives a very interesting view of the history of the area.

Thank ihkirkland8
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Last Saturday, the 25th of March, I was on a coach trip with some friends from Desborough Heritage Centre. As such we can be critical sometimes of other museums. However, this museum is museum is well worth a visit, from the warm welcome from the...More

Thank knb2017
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27 July 2015|
Response from Lynn_Museum | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in visiting Lynn Museum We are open Tues – Sat 10am - 5pm Admission prices are as follows: Adult: £3.95 Concession*: £3.55 Child (4-18): £2.95 Family Ticket: 1 adult + all children... More