The home of Seahenge
This 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 Savage’s – a local company that diversified from making agricultural machinery and steam engines to build elaborate fairground rides that travelled the world.
Free audio guide
Changing family trails during school holidays
Monthly coffee mornings
No Events listed at present
Other good things to do nearby
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. First/Eastern Counties.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays and Sundays.
Closed 24-26 December, 1 January and Good Friday. Other days and times as normal.
Concession: £4.25 (visitors with disability, unwaged, over 65’s, in full-time education)
Child (4-18): £3.80
Family Ticket: 1 adult +children £11.80
Family Ticket: 2 adults +children £15.85
Free admission: Norfolk Museums Pass holders, Friends of Lynn, Children’s University members and children under 4 years old.
Twightlight ticket £1.50: Available 1 hour before closing
Discounts for groups, please ring 01553 780980 for details.
Free admission for all visitors from October – March
Facilities and access
Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free. Assistance dogs welcome.