Two day Magna Carta event

Magna carta

King’s Lynn will mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta by King John in a two-day event taking place on 13 & 14 June.

The Tuesday Market Place will be transformed into a hive of medieval activity with falconry displays, craft demonstrations and historical characters including an archer, storyteller and of course King John and his barons, as well as the opportunity to make a King John Penny and search For King John’s treasure. Includes free entry to Lynn Museum.

Activities take place throughout both days (10 am – 4 pm)

Tuesday Market Place

  • Falconry display
  • Fire breathing
  • Knights’ Tournament
  • Craft demonstrations – pottery, spinning, net making
  • Historical characters – including King John, an archer and fanfare minstrel
    King John will make his proclamation about the freedoms contained within the Magna Carta

Town Centre

Search for King John’s lost treasure! Download a trail map here

Pick up a treasure map from Lynn Museum or the Tourist Information Office (maps available from 23 May).

Lynn Museum

  • Free admission
  • Make your own King John Penny and use it to pay the storyteller in Baxter’s Plain
  • Explore activities and displays about King John
  • Make your own Magna Carta – what rights and freedoms would you demand?

Baxter’s Plain

  • Medieval storyteller
  • Pay the storyteller a King John Penny and he’ll tell you a tale!

This event is part of the Stories of Lynn project which has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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