The Pentney Brooches: exciting loan from the British Museum
For a limited time only, two of the extraordinary Pentney brooches will be on display at Lynn Museum.
These silver brooches were found in 1977 when a grave was being dug in Pentney churchyard. At the time, neither their age nor value were recognised and they were left in the church parish chest. A few years later the brooches were brought into Norwich Castle Museum where they were identified as dating from the Anglo-Saxon period and of great rarity and archaeological importance.
The display will run through to 14 May 2017.
Come and visit the award-winning Lynn Museum, West Norfolk’s greatest treasure!
Enjoy this delightful museum which tells the story of West Norfolk. Step back in time as you walk into a life size replica of Seahenge. This astonishing Bronze Age timber circle is the museum’s stunning centrepiece. Learn about the people who meticulously crafted the timbers and study the marks left by their bronze axes.
Then discover the timbers as they were found on the beach and find out how this ancient wooden structure amazingly survived for 4,000 years.
Browse around the ‘West Norfolk Story’. Marvel at the Sedgeford Hoard of Iceni gold coins hidden in a cow bone for nearly 2000 years. Imagine being a pilgrim in the thriving medieval port of King’s Lynn or riding on the magnificent gallopers in a Victorian fairground.
Examine the skeleton of an Anglo Saxon warrior and Egyptian Shabti figures. Learn how early people have helped us to write history from their graves.
So much to discover
Alongside the rich displays of objects there are interactive features to entertain the whole family. Audio guides and gallery resource areas provide information for those wishing to find out more. Listen to a sample, or download the entire tour here Lynn Museum audio guide tour
There's always lots to see and do at Lynn Museum. For more information on special activities, please access the event pages.
The museum is housed in a former Union Baptist Chapel and schoolroom adjacent to the town’s bus station. Come and take a look around – you will be warmly welcomed by Horace the tiger, who will greet you with a friendly roar!
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