Places to visit

King’s Lynn Places To Visit

Caithness Glassware
Caithness Crystal, Visitor Centre
Paxman Road, Hardwick Industrial Estate, King’s Lynn. 01553 765111

Visit a real glassmaking experience. With free admission, free parking and free glassmaking demonstrations.

Factory shop, glassmaking, engraving, coffee shop/restaurant. Open 7 days. Well worth a visit!

Custom House
Custom House,
Purfleet Quay, off King Street. 01553 763044

The iconic Custom House has overlooked this busy port for over 300 years. It now contains the Tourist Information Centre and a Maritime Display, including information on Lynn’s famous mariners, Nelson and Vancouver, merchants, customs and smugglers.

Visitors can enjoy changing exhibitions, and discover this fine historic building.

Greyfriars Art Space
43 St James Street. 07531 373879

Innovative contemporary art.

Greyfriars Tower
Greyfriars Tower
Tower Gardens, London Road, King’s Lynn. 01553 763044

Featured on the BBC series ‘Restoration’, is a fine example of a Franciscan Tower. The tower and gardens were recently restored and improved.

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Hansa House
South Quay PE30 5GN. 01553 775678

Historic 15th century Hanseatic warehouse.

Daily indoor market with variety of local products.

Tea Room. Wine bar and bistro.

 

Kings Lynn Arts Centre
King Street. 01553 764864

Fascinating old building, galleries and coffee shop. All year programme of theatre, dance, music, lectures and film, presented by a wide range of local groups and organisations.

There is now a “Best of the West” craft shop located in the Fermoy Gallery Foyer, offering a range of quality craft items from some of the best artists this region has to offer. Also books, limited edition prints and other unique gift items.

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Kings Lynn Town Guides
c/o Tourist Information Centre at the Custom House. 01553 763044.

Let the Red Badge Guides take you on a tour of the historic core of King’s Lynn, with its fine houses, medieval churches and guildhalls, secret courtyards and hidden alleys.

The Guides are also able to take private parties and arrange illustrated talks etc.

Lynn Museum Gallopers
Lynn Museum
Off King’s Lynn Bus Station. 01553 775001

The story of West Norfolk people and their landscape. Home of Seahenge, a unique 4,000 year-old timber circle. Fantastic hoard of Iceni gold coins. Colourful Victorian fairground gallopers. Displays about Lynn’s rich maritime heritage. Lots of activities, free audio guide.

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Lynnsport Miniature Railway
Lynnsport & Leisure Park, Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn.

Did you know that King’s Lynn has its very own miniature railway? The Lynnsport Miniature Railway runs every Sunday afternoon up until the end of October, subject to weather permitting.

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MEDEC
St Margarets School House, Milfleet

The Military Experience Day & Education Centre is a museum focusing on Norfolk at war, with large collections of militia and a brigadier headquarters. Also the opportunity to use replica airsoft weapons in man-made warfare mock-ups. Open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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Norfolk Arena
Saddlebow Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. 01553 771111

Premier League Speedway, featuring the King’s Lynn Stars, Quad Racing, Monster Trucks, Bangers, F1 & F2 Stock Car Racing. Up to 4 nights a week.

Old Jail House
The Old Gaol House
Saturday Mkt Place. 01553 775839

Take a tour of King’s Lynn’s 1930s police station and into the old cells beyond. Then stroll through the Guildhall undercroft to see Lynn’s magnificent treasures.

The Red Mount
The Walks
off St James Road, King’s Lynn.

A delightful place near the centre of town, with tree-lined avenues, open green spaces, a river, and the historic Red Mount Chapel. The park has recently been fully restored, with a new cafe and childrens play area etc.

Tourist Information Centre
The Custom House, Purfleet Quay.
01553 763044 International: +44 (0) 1553 763 044

Trues Yard Fishing Museum
Trues Yard Fishing Heritage Museum
North Street. 01553 770479

Popular museum well worth a visit, just off Tuesday Market Place, near to St Nicholas church. For family historians, Trues Yard also has available transcripts of local Parish Registers. More …

St George’s Guildhall
King Street, King’s Lynn. 01553 76556.

National Trust property. Largest surviving medieval Guildhall in England, site of the Red Barn Gallery and King’s Lynn Arts Centre.

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