Stories of Lynn

Stories of Lynn, King's Lynn: Hours, Address, Stories of Lynn Reviews: 4.5/5

Stories of Lynn
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Stories of Lynn is a stunning new attraction where local history is brought vividly to life. Discover stories of seafarers, explorers, merchants, mayors, magistrates, and miscreants who have shaped King's Lynn, one of England's most important medieval port towns, over more than 800 years of history. On your visit to Stories of Lynn, you can tour the old gaol cells, try on Mayor's robes, see the magnificent King John Cup, and much more!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK727 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Stories of Lynn is located opposite the Minster, close to the river. It is around half a mile from the railway station.

There is plenty of information about King’s Lynn and the surrounding area. I liked the displays about famous locals including 18th/19th century writer Fanny Burney and the first Prime Minister Robert Walpole who was born in nearby Houghton as well as being MP for King’s Lynn.

The famous 14th century King John’s Cup is also proudly on show.

The highlight for me was the display in the underground prison cells, including such unpleasant items such as the pillory, whipping post and ducking stool.

I spent around 45 minutes browsing and the admission fee was £3.95 (£2.95 if over 65).
Written September 2, 2021
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK734 contributions
Aug 2021
We found a visit to this museum near the Kings Lynn Minster very interesting showing us the way folk lived and how they were treated in times gone by. The Gaol was particularly interesting together with the other forms of punishment such as stocks and ducking stool etc. It was also interesting to learn more about Robert Walpole who was the local MP and subsequently became the first British Prime Minister.
Written November 25, 2021
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HertfordshireHedgehog
12 contributions
Aug 2020
Very interesting museum - focussing on stories of the town, local luminaries and the historic gaol. Very good exhibits, particularly the King John Cup . COVID-19 arrangements well thought through and it was nice to find the museum open at this time. Friendly and knowledgeable front of house staff.
Written August 21, 2020
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FellowTraveler760197
14 contributions
Oct 2020
Most interesting and a good start to our day exploring King’s Lynn. Lots of information and good displays - prison section particularly atmospheric with sound effects as you wander through. King’s Lynn has much to offer the visitor and Stories of Lynn is worth putting on your agenda.
Written October 24, 2020
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JenAnnie
Nottingham, UK289 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a fabulous museum part of the Town Hall in Kings Lynn. We decided to go.in as we were enjoying our stay in Kings Lynn so much .The history of the town was fascinating & the macabre side of the.museum was outstanding
Written August 21, 2021
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Geoffrey M
Leeds, UK123 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We spent 90 minutes in this delightful museum. Covid meant we were the only ones in. You get an interesting insight into the history of Lynn. Excellent displays,including the King John cup. Loved the jail and the ducking stool was a favourite!!
Incredibly reasonably priced. Great value.
Written November 3, 2020
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MARTIN S
King's Lynn, UK66 contributions
Aug 2019
Took two of our grandchildren who were very well entertained and informed by the Victorian Life exhibition. Staff were first class
Written September 19, 2019
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Louise k
29 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
I looked up the goals before we went to King's Lynn and it looked fascinating! When we got there it had been closed for a few months! Nothing on the internet had said it was shut down! Apparently it's opening again in 2016 as The story of Lynn!
Written May 13, 2015
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Peter C
Bournemouth, UK1,032 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
This is located in King's Lynn's 1930s police station. You can see the old cells beyond, where local miscreants were locked up. You can also see the old stocks, whipping post etc and an exhibit on witchcraft etc. Kids will love it. The Regalia Rooms house the collection of civic treasures. It is well worth a visit. Entry is £3.30.
Written June 25, 2014
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lynn t
Leeds, UK22 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
Whilst holidaying in the area, went into Kings Lynn to visit the Old Gaol House, now this isn't the usual kind of thing I'd do but thought I'd give it a go just to 'do something different' and was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the fact that you could actually take pictures of yourself in the stocks and jail cells etc. Very reasonably priced.
Written June 21, 2014
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