Lynn Museum

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

Lynn Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Lynn Museum is now open for visits! Safety measures are in place. Tickets must be booked in advance at: https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/lynn-museum Come and enjoy this delightful museum which tells the story of West Norfolk. 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, 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. Free admission October-March.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Hilary M
Wakefield, UK52 contributions
Nov 2021
Very similar to all medium-sized town museums but nicely laid out and easy to find your way around. Worth a visit.
Written December 19, 2021
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Graham P
34 contributions
Nov 2021
Excellent local museum, our first visit (from London, visiting friends in Norfolk). The Seahenge is magnificent, and rightly occupies central place in the museum. Also memorable is the Iceni gold, including the coin hoard found in a cow bone - a unique item which is rather "undersold" in the display. Other good items from the more recent past past, including some amusing stuff about the .. ahem .. reputation of King's Lynn in Victorian times. Well worth a detour to visit this museum and the other lovely buildings in the town. One tip - the museum is a bit difficult to find, the entrance is facing the bus station, and isn't terribly well signed if approaching from elsewhere in the town.
Written November 21, 2021
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bankslollyb
King's Lynn, UK29 contributions
Oct 2021
Loved taking out grandson round Kings Lynn museum, the tiger is still there from when we were children. Taylor’s seed shop was just wonderful, glad to see ladymans big tea pot there. Lovely little half term trip. Well worth a visit.
Written October 31, 2021
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Emma H
Great Yarmouth, UK79 contributions
Sep 2021
This museum is only small, we spent about an hour there, but we enjoyed looking at all of the different exhibitors. We we happy to pay the £5.10 admission, but admission is free from 1 October to 31 March.
Written September 30, 2021
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algernon204
London119 contributions
Sep 2021
Spacious, airy and well laid out museum in a former chapel which retains its stained glass window. "Quick visit" selection of information and "voices" which augment the main collections. Spent nearly two hours here, but we do tend to look at and read a lot!
Written September 19, 2021
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jane_9758
Romford, UK301 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Very few attractions were open when we visited KL. Luckily for us this museum was. My only criticism, especially on the displays showing Roman remains, is that place names are given but without a map, as a visitor, I had no idea of the area these places covered.
Written December 14, 2020
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Joeonthebus
Norwich, UK59 contributions
Feb 2020
Very interesting place to learn about local history of the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk area. I often work in Lynn as a coach driver and have hours to kill during the day.

Lynn museum has free entry and was a great way to spend an hour or so,
Written November 29, 2020
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Cambridge Guru
Cambridge, UK880 contributions
Nov 2020
I travelled 50 miles to see the Seahenge exhibition and I was left distinctly underwhelmed. I was really interested in the subject matter but the constrained exhibition left me feeling flat. There was little about the story about how the Seahenge hit the national headlines and a dateline about when it was discovered and the events leading up to it ending up in King's Lynn museum. It was crying out for a couple of videos of writer and archaeologist Francis Pryor to bring the whole thing alive.
The funniest item in the small museum was a golden Roman phallus - you could even but your own version in the shop for £125 (but strangely there were no Seahenge postcards).
The local history was also intriguing, especially the life of local explorer and adventurer Thomas Baines. His main claim to fame seemed to be exploring with Dr Livingstone until he got accused of theft.
Well worth an hour's visit, and we even got in for free.
Written November 5, 2020
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keri123
Framlingham, UK326 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
A good place to spend a couple of hours lots of thing to read and look at and its free.Its near the bus station.
Written October 23, 2020
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Libby C
London6 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Loved the little museum and especially the exhibition on Sea Henge.
What a shame the shop was closed on a Saturday ...for 2 women to chose this day to sort it out.I had to plead with them to buy a postcard.Really...you are missing a trick to make some much needed revenue.
Written October 19, 2020
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Lynn Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM