True’s Yard Fishing Heritage Museum in North Street, King’s Lynn is set in the heart of what used to be the North End fishing community. The buildings, which include the last remaining smokehouse discovered by accident, are considered by English Heritage to be of national importance.
Among the various attractions is the fully restored fishing smack ‘Activity’ built at the turn of the last century by local boat builders. As well as a host of artefacts and exhibits which gives a fascinating insight into this unique and long gone community the museum houses some of the most important archives of the region including a ‘sound archive’ which is why many people come to True’s Yard to trace their family tree.
If you have memories about King’s Lynn that you would like to record for posterity True’s Yard would love to hear from you and that includes children as we’re also interested to hear what you get up to because the here and now becomes tomorrows history.
The True’s Yard Museum also houses a fully equipped meeting/ training room complete with 50” plasma screen and surround sound and a computer room with 12 computers as well as an overhead projector, ideal for teaching and demonstrations. Both rooms are available to hire at a very competitive hourly rate.
And of course, no visit would be complete without a browse around the souvenir shop and a relaxing cuppa and slice of home made cake in the cosy tearooms.
There are always exhibitions and activities for young and old throughout the year so why not call True’s Yard on 01553 770479 or go to www.truesyard.co.uk