Market Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 1NL
+44 (0)1553 775001
The home of Seahenge
This recently re-furbished town museum tells the story of Kings Lynn and west Norfolk. Gleaming display cases are packed with objects from the area’s colourful past including collections of pilgrim’s badges, maritime treasures and a fantastic hoard of Iceni gold coins.
At the heart of the museum is the mysterious Seahenge, one of the UK’s finest recent Bronze Age finds, recovered from the nearby shore at Holme-next-the-Sea.
Look out for the beautiful, specially-commissioned animated film which shows how the Fenland landscape developed over time. Kids will love the life-size fairground gallopers built by Savages - a local company that diversified from making agricultural machinery and steam engines to build elaborate fairground rides that travelled the world.
- Free audio guide
- Family activities
- Temporary exhibitions
- For access to the reserve collections, contact the curator
Recommended length of visit: 2 hours
Other good things to do near by
Head for The Walks – the only surviving example of an 18th century town walk in Norfolk. The river Gaywood runs through the park, which is also home to the 15th century Red Mount Chapel.
Grey Friar’s Chapel, the 13-15th century tower of Lynn’s Franciscan friary is two minutes away, as is the town’s striking public library, which was funded and opened by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Nearby Tower Street has some super cafés and restaurants.
Travel and parking
Lynn Museum is in the centre of King's Lynn next to the bus station.
Several pay and display car parks nearby.
Direct trains from Cambridge, Hunstanton and London.
Norfolk Green buses.
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Other access information
Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free. Assistance dogs welcome.