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“Don't miss Seahenge”
Review of Lynn Museum

Lynn Museum
Ranked #10 of 53 things to do in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come and enjoy this delightful museum which tells the story of West Norfolk. Meet Horace the taxidermy tiger in reception! 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, interactive displays and audio guides, 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 25, 2014

This museum a rather small but it is a ‘must’ for any visitor to Kings Lynn. Apart from the usual historical artefacts ranging from prehistory, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval eras etc the museum houses ‘Seahenge’, a bronze age, 4000 year old, timber circle which was uncovered nearby at Holm-next-the-Sea in 1998 by coastal erosion. It is the sort of thing you would expect in a museum of international importance such as the British Museum. It is remarkable that Norfolk was able to keep it here. This was fascinating. It was the subject of intense media reporting at the time and there was a great television documentary about it too.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

A visit from Great Yarmouth got a museum pass so thought we would have a visit took 20 mins to look round not much to see only sea henge was ok wouldn't have never paid

Thank nessysmith
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Located right next to the bus station in town centre, is much bigger in side than it looks.
Only a few pounds to get in, the main attraction is the Seahenge exhibition, worth while reading up about it before you visit. Museum has lots of other artefacts, and interesting exhibits associated with the town, and townsfolk. An audio guide included in the price.
Closed, as with most of the places to visit in the town, on Mondays.

Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

The main reason for our visit was to see The Seahenge exhibition. We enjoyed this very much, it was well laid out and informative. Also a nice little museum with lots of other things to see.

Thank 1147GG
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Hadn't heard about Seahenge until we entered the museum. It is a recently discovered (in 1998) circular wooden construction (about 21 BC) that has been carefully salvaged from a local beach, painstakingly preserved and cleverly reconstructed in a temperature-controlled display case. Other artefacts from and associated with the town are also on display in the museum. Good place to while away an hour whilst visiting or waiting for your bus home (It's right by the bus station).

1  Thank Swedishtomcat
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