Key stage 2

Please contact us if you cannot find a suitable day. We will do our best to accommodate you. We are also happy to discuss with you how you would like us to tailor activities to support your needs.

For more information, enquiries and bookings, contact Melissa Hawker at melissa.hawker@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01553 775001.

Stone AgeSeahenge and the Bronze Age |Awe-ful Archaeology | Romans and Iceni | Invaders and Settlers | Ancient Egyptians | LGBTQ+ Workshops | Floods and Flooding | Victorian Mystery | Frederick Savage | Victorian Life | Martime Life | First World War | Second World War

Stone Age

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil.

Get hands on with real Stone Age artefacts, find out about Stone Age medicine and make some crafts to take home.

Seahenge and the Bronze Age

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil

Investigate this unique Bronze Age wooden circle to find out more about Bronze Age Norfolk. Pupils will handle replica Bronze Age objects, meet costumed characters, use drama to explore the controversy surrounding the excavation of the circle and find out about the construction and conservation of Seahenge.

Awe-ful Archaeology 

Half day, £3 per pupil

In 1953 the river burst its banks and Lynn was flooded – could this happen again? Pupils will meet a costumed character to find out about the 1953 flood. They will calculate the social and financial cost of flood damage and use maps to identify key areas of flood risk. The activity involves accurate measuring, recording data and calculating averages, including looking at flood markers and defences along the quayside and calculating their effectiveness.

Romans and Iceni

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil.

Find out about the Roman invasion. Meet a Roman solider and an Iceni warrior – whose side will you take? Meet costumed characters, handle real Roman objects and make some Roman sweets.

Invaders and Settlers

Half day, £3 per pupil

Find out about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in King’s Lynn. Handle real objects from the past, make your own Anglo-Saxon pot and try your hand at Viking weaving.

Ancient Egyptians

Half day, £3 per pupil

Handle real Ancient Egyptian artifacts and make your own scarab beetle or sarcophagus box to take home.

LGBTQ+ Workshops 

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil

Discover the LGBTQ+ linked stories and objects in the Lynn Museum collection and Learn about significant symbols to the LGBTQ+ community.

Floods and Flooding (in partnership with Stories of Lynn)

Full day, £5 per pupil.

In 1953 the river burst its banks and Lynn was flooded – could this happen again? Pupils will meet a costumed character to find out about the 1953 flood. They will calculate the social and financial cost of flood damage and use maps to identify key areas of flood risk. The activity involves accurate measuring, recording data and calculating averages, including looking at flood markers and defences along the quayside and calculating their effectiveness.

Victorian Mystery (in partnership with Stories of Lynn)

Full day, £5 per pupil.

Mr Williams’ precious silver spoon is missing. Sooty Grimes, the chimney sweep falls under suspicion, but did he really take it? Pupils will meet costumed characters, handle real artefacts, find out about crime and punishment and participate in a mock trail.

Frederick Savage (in partnership with Stories of Lynn)

Full day, £5 per pupil.

Discover the amazing life of Frederick Savage – son of a convict who became mayor of Kings Lynn. Discover how his steam engines worked and learn about his world famous merry-go-rounds. 

Victorian Life (this event can be run as a full day in partnership with Stories of Lynn)

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil.

Find out what life was like in Kings Lynn in the Victorian era. Handle real Victorian objects, experience a school lesson and play some Victorian games.

Maritime Life (this event can be run as a full day in partnership with Stories of Lynn)

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil.

Learn about King’s Lynn seagoing past. Choose from a menu of activities, including life on a whaling ship, meeting Captain Vancouver or life in Nelson’s Navy.

First World War (this event can be run as a full day in partnership with Stories of Lynn)

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil.

Meet costumed characters to find out what life was like in Kings Lynn during the First World War. Handle real artefacts from the era, find out about living on the ration and learn about the horrors of the zeppelin raids.

Second World War (this event can be run as a full day in partnership with Stories of Lynn)

Half day, £3 per pupil or Full day, £5 per pupil.

Meet costumed characters to find out what life was like on the Kings Lynn Home Front during the Second World War. Handle real artefacts from the era, learn to make wartime truffles and plan the civil defence of Lynn in case of invasion.

Bookings and further information

There are lots of different ways to visit Lynn Museum:

  • Book a special event (above)
  • Come on a teacher-led visit
  • Enhance your teacher-led visit with an additional activity or activities such as object handling or a museum trail.
  • Work with us to develop a programme which fits your learning needs