Summer activities at Stories of Lynn

A junior pirate dressing up at Stories of Lynn

A junior pirate dressing up at Stories of Lynn

Stories of Lynn is holding two fun activity days for children, over the summer holidays.

Stories of Lynn is King’s Lynn’s new and exciting attraction, exploring the town’s 800-year history. Based at Lynn’s beautiful and historic town hall, it offers a great day out for all the family. And now it’s offering two special activity days for children.

Pirates – Wednesday 10 August, 10am to 4pm

An exciting day of activities aimed at all junior swashbucklers. Young visitors can meet a pirate hunter, and learn all about the past pirates of King’s Lynn. They’ll make their very own pirate hat and eye-patch to take home. They’ll also hunt for pirate booty along a treasure trail.

Gaol Break – Wednesday 24 August, 10 am to 4pm

Bring the kids to explore the real Old Gaol House at Stories of Lynn. They’ll meet scallywags in the cells and their bossy gaolers, and hear tales about crime and punishment in the past. They’ll discover a prisoner’s artwork on the stone walls, and make some artwork of their own. Then they’ll complete all the clues on the dungeon trail to break out of gaol, just as prisoner John Cooper did in 1901!

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids or grandkids entertained over the summer holidays, the Pirates and Gaol Break activity days are perfect. They’re fun, interactive and educational, and there are prizes to be won! So bring them along, and let their imaginations run wild”.

Exploring the Hanseatic league map at Stories of Lynn

Exploring the Hanseatic league map at Stories of Lynn

Ruth Farnan, Learning and Engagement Officer, added: “There will be loads of fun activities at both events, and the chance to see the atmospheric spaces in the undercroft and old gaol cells bought to life by costumed characters. Creative visitors of all ages can try their hand at something new and make something to take home with them. Those that manage to complete the special museum trails will win prizes. Plus there’s all the great stuff that’s normally here at Stories of Lynn like dressing up and interactive museum displays”.

All activities are free with admission to Stories of Lynn.

Stories of Lynn is open seven days a week from 10am to 4:30pm, with last admission at 4pm. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3.50 for children and concessions, and a family ticket costs £13.50.

Stories of Lynn can be found at King’s Lynn Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ


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