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Stories of Lynn

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great for a Sunday

What a fun way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. This is a lovely little museum, really... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Winston I
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South Uist, United Kingdom
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Interesting

Interesting and has interactive exhibits with touch screens and voice recordings to bring history... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Claire C
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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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...more
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The Old Gaol House Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a very wet Sunday in February. The museum itself is very good, especially the gaol house and the building itself is an architectural gem. I would recommend visiting at the weekend when you can go upstairs to see around the guildhall, assembly rooms...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Goal House is ideal for the whole family, really interesting, hands on exhibits really worth a look together with a nice little tea room

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

What a fun way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. This is a lovely little museum, really nicely set out. The old gaolhouse is grimly fascinating. Naysayers grumbling about facsimile documents on display should remember that some of the texts in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Winston I
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The story of Lynn was most interesting, and well set out. The old goal showed how people were treated years ago. One small point I would have liked to have had a guide book to take home and red up on the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank diddydi-do
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

What a great time we had. My daughter, 8 yr old grandson and me. He dressed up as the mayor, ringing the bell and making a proclamation for the opening of Mart. He dressed as one of the gaolers in the gaol. We did talk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The stories and history of Lynn was very interesting. However the real gem was the Old Gaol. We dressed up, (yes the adults!!) we explored the old cells and read about the histories of real people. A great find for the whole family.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank racheljennings137
SamJ2614, General Manager at Stories of Lynn, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Interesting and has interactive exhibits with touch screens and voice recordings to bring history to life.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claire C
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Hit upon this little gem on Sunday. It had not been open long. The exhibits were well laid out and the stories and information was very interesting. learnt alot about my new home town.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Anne W
SamJ2614, General Manager at Stories of Lynn, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you very much for takng the time to give us this lovely review.

Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is opposite the Minster and includes the Old Gaol House. Lots of interactive screens that explain about the articles in the display cabinets. Other displays told you about some of the people from Kings Lynn in years gone by. The Old Gaol showed how...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pax27nch
SamJ2614, General Manager at Stories of Lynn, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice museum. Plenty of thing to do for kids. We went on a Sunday so were able to see the rooms upstairs which were nice and made the experience even better. My daughter's favourite things were the gaol and the boat game.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank R2094UNstevenh
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taniaschultheiss
May 19, 2018|
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Response from SamJ2614 | Property representative |
Hi Tania, thank you for your question - we are fully accessible. Hope to see you soon!
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Angela R
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Response from Monopolian | Reviewed this property |
The entry fee is £5 for adults - despite the Tripadvisor name, you'll as access through the Stories of Lynn exhibition. For opening times, check the King's Lynn Town Hall website.
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