True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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  • myhusbandandi
    St. Neots, United Kingdom76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    What a delightful museum! Very interesting exhibits, including the two cottages and the smokehouse, and a fitting tribute to the fisherfolk who once lived there. A fascinating insight into an important part of King’s Lynn’s proud history.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Lesley B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb
    What an interesting place tucked away from any tourist area. Well worth the time it took to find it. The exhibits are fascinating and the fisherman's cottages very well presented. It looks small but you can easily spend 2-3 hours here, including a visit to the lovely cafe. The staff are really friendly and the cake lovely. Mostly wheelchair accessible but a companion is necessary to assist.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
  • kenblake
    Lincoln, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place
    A small but very interesting place. Interesting to delve into the lives of the people that lived in that area. Just be careful of the steps in the cottage. The staff were very friendly. The little cafe serves lovely tea and cake xx
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
  • Alan H
    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom424 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It wasn't that long ago.
    The staff who run this museum are the stars. They explain how to follow the route through the complex of buildings and serve good refreshments in the cafe. This is the surviving part of a whole district that portrays the life and times of the people who lived here when fishing was a major employer: an area with its own culture.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
  • Hillary S
    Wigan, United Kingdom233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    How fisherfolk lived in times gone by in Kings Lynn
    This is a small but very interesting and educational museum about life and hardships of the fisherfolk of Kings Lynn. The town models in the museum give insight as to how many "yards" the town was built up of and how little there is now remaining. A valuable resource for capturing a part of history and a museum that needs everybody's support.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2024
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Michael B
Wakefield, UK473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A little off the beaten track, but well worth the effort to find it.
Staff are very helpful and the museum offers an excellent insight into the lives and work of the inhabitants of this small fishing community in former days. Of particular interest are the two renovated cottages- des.res. they were not!
There's so much history and exhibits to interest a true enthusiast.
Written October 6, 2021
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myhusbandandi
St. Neots, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
What a delightful museum! Very interesting exhibits, including the two cottages and the smokehouse, and a fitting tribute to the fisherfolk who once lived there. A fascinating insight into an important part of King’s Lynn’s proud history.
Written June 10, 2023
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Nick E
Burgess Hill, UK128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What an interesting and well put together little museum. It manages to tell its own local story and also to reflect how it all fitted in with what was going on in the Country as a whole.
When you visit please take the time to read the stories with the exhibits as they really do complement each other
Bet and her colleague, who was working in the Smithy area, were really welcoming and full of good information
Written August 9, 2022
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Alan H
Saffron Walden, UK424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The staff who run this museum are the stars. They explain how to follow the route through the complex of buildings and serve good refreshments in the cafe. This is the surviving part of a whole district that portrays the life and times of the people who lived here when fishing was a major employer: an area with its own culture.
Written April 15, 2024
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Hillary S
Wigan, UK233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is a small but very interesting and educational museum about life and hardships of the fisherfolk of Kings Lynn. The town models in the museum give insight as to how many "yards" the town was built up of and how little there is now remaining. A valuable resource for capturing a part of history and a museum that needs everybody's support.
Written April 24, 2024
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Lesley B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
What an interesting place tucked away from any tourist area. Well worth the time it took to find it. The exhibits are fascinating and the fisherman's cottages very well presented. It looks small but you can easily spend 2-3 hours here, including a visit to the lovely cafe. The staff are really friendly and the cake lovely. Mostly wheelchair accessible but a companion is necessary to assist.
Written September 5, 2023
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Kerry D
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
A gem of a place, showing the living history of a time gone by, not a very big place but packed with history, including a restored cottage which includes history of past tenants. Appropriately priced for the size. Well worth the visit
Written September 6, 2020
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m.wilson
Norwich, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
I attempted to visit your museum yesterday with my 3 children.

Having checked the website, as well as trip advisor we made the journey to arrive by 3.30pm.

When we arrived the notice on the door stated last entry 3pm!

At this point I abandoned the visit as I knew how my children would react; they are all autistic, and as such they see any plans made as set in stone. Unfortunately this is part of their condition.

Perhaps change your advertised opening times to reflect the times you are actually open to avoid disappointment in future.
Written November 1, 2020
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essexgran2016
Essex, UK240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Fantastic Museum …. Focusing on a time gone by and an area lost to redevelopment.
So much to see …. Fascinating archive room upstairs!
2 cottages to see … and an original smoke house!
Lovely ladies on the reception … nice Tea Room reasonably priced .
Maybe not the biggest, but crammed full of interesting Local history .
Would recommend to adults … maybe not so much for children to do.
Written September 26, 2022
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Wheresmebus
Nantwich, UK287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Have a look at this, it’s well worth a visit. We happened on this during a visit to Kings Lynn and were quite impressed – there’s a good, if a bit informal, series of exhibition areas illustrating the almost lost history of the fishing industry in Lynn. There’s a pair of one up one down cottages to visit – take care with the stairs – rather like the sort of thing to be found a places like the NT Birmingham back to backs or the Black Country Museum and elsewhere. There’s a tea room, simple stuff and very reasonable as is the admission charge.
Written January 18, 2020
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