Exhibitions at Lynn Museum
Lynn Museum has a changing programme of exciting temporary exhibitions.
King’s Lynn and the First World War until Saturday 6 June 2015
Visit the award-winning Lynn Museum to see an exhibition which marks the town's experience of the First World War. On display is the 100 year old bomb designed by King's Lynn engineering inventor Thomas Cooper. These bombs, made in the town during the war had a special safety device to stop the bombs exploding before they were dropped. Cooper's bombs had been dropped by British planes on the zeppelin sheds in Germany in the early months of the war in the autumn of 1914.
Visitors can explore the personal stories of Lynn people from the time. One of the local stories uncovered by staff at the Museum has been that of Lynn married couple Percy and Maud Gazeley. Letters and photographs help tell their poignant story. Percy served on the Western Front and was killed in September 1914. His wife Maud was killed when her house on Bentinck Street King's Lynn was bombed in the zeppelin raid.
Dayna Woolbright from the Lynn Museum said "It has been fascinating looking through the objects and archive material we have at the Lynn Museum and to piece together some of the personal stories. We hope people will find it a stimulating experience to visit the museum exhibition and find out about life at the time."