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Lynn Museum

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Address: Old Market Street, King's Lynn PE30 1NL, England
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+44 1553 775001
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Come and enjoy this delightful museum which tells the story of West...

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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A must go if you are in King's Lynn !

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 knowledgeable receptionist, through to the wide range of artefacts and the way they are presented,... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only been here once but think I would visit again when exhibitions are on. Lived in Lynn most of my life and never been in here until last summer. Came for the 40s weekend, was really surprised. It's always looked like a little pokey place from the outside but when you get in there it just opens up with lots... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To our pleasant surprise, our visit to this Museum was free (out of summer season) and we all found so much to look at. Everything well displayed, and described, and any age would find something that interested them from Sea Henge to the present day items. Very friendly staff.

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Thank luja2016
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this wonderful place twice now and will need to keep going back because it is FULL of so much history that it’s impossible to see it all in one day. Don’t let that put you off, I’m lucky I live here so I can visit anytime. However if you want a comprehensive view of how Lynn... More 

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Thank Richard E
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum not only has exhibition with items from such prestigious museums as the British Museum, London, it has a lot of local items too, such as the Brancaster hoard and Sea Henge. Out of peak season it is free, that includes the audio tour, with one set up for adults, another for kids, it also has artefacts dating from... More 

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Nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum and it was great, we used the audio handheld gadget which is optional, but well worth using. Entry is free between October and March 2017 we left a donation in the donation box as a thankyou.

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Thank Samuels_9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend a couple hours. Interesting exhibits, not too big, kept 6 year old interested. Friendly staff and free entry until end of March. Well worth a visit

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Thank generalharvey
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

For a small town this is an excellent exhibition of artefacts, well laid out and a good mixture of exhibits and information.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Excellent local museum with national treasures. Excellent Seahenge exhibit with many of the original timbers and the impressive inverted tree stump which much larger than I'd expected. Also a temporary exhibit of two of the extraordinarily exquisite Anglo Saxon Pentney brooches in the foyer. Beautiful. Spent a good couple of hours here. Friendly staff, free audio guides, and FREE ENTRY... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

As an ex-Lynn man, this was a pure nostalgia trip for me. Used to go regularly as a youngster to the old Lynn Museum. The revamped Museum is a vast improvement with friendly & helpful staff and a lot of effort has gone into presenting exhibits in a well-thought out and visitor friendly way. Lots of recent history additions as... More 

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