The galleries

The Lynn Museum is housed in a former Union Baptist Chapel and schoolroom adjacent to the town’s bus station. You will be warmly welcomed by Horace the tiger, who will greet you with a friendly roar.

The galleries at Lynn Museum tell 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 4000 years ago. See the timbers as they were discovered under the sand on a nearby beach and find out how this ancient wooden structure survived.

Then browse around the ‘West Norfolk Story’. Marvel at the Sedgeford Hoard of Iceni gold coins hidden in a cow bone for nearly 2000 years. Examine the skeleton of an Anglo Saxon warrior and learn how early people have helped us to write history from their graves.

The story moves on to the thriving medieval port of King’s Lynn where you may imagine yourself to be a pilgrim. And you can ride on a magnificent gallopers from a Victorian fairground built by Savages, a King’s Lynn engineering company.

Alongside the rich displays of objects there’s ample information and interactive features to entertain the whole family.

There’s also an audio guide with information about Seahenge and the displays in the West Norfolk Story.

Listen to a sample or download the entire tour here