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Maritime Exhibition and Walks

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Maritime Exhibition and Walks

Staff at King's Lynn Custom House have organised a week of Maritime walks and exhibitions to help promote the town in celebration of English Tourism Week.

The events are designed to showcase the town's history and maritime heritage and highlight what the town has to offer for tourists and visitors.

The Custom House will be offering free entry to their Maritime Exhibition on Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 March, where people can learn about the merchants and mariners of Lynn, find out about the town's Hanseatic past and see the model of Nelson's flagship HMS Victory.  The exhibition is open from 10.30am - 4pm.

Whilst there, visitors will also be able to see the free mini exhibition on the ground floor 'Charter 1204: Lynn's Magna Carta'.  This exhibition will feature a facsimile of the Charter of King John to the burgesses of Lynn.  The charter, which used to reside in the Regalia Rooms at the Town Hall, was evidence of the status of the borough and was a legal and economic framework for an already thriving town to continue to develop successfully.  The facsimile has been relocated to the Custom House for the summer whilst works are taking place at the Town Hall.

King's Lynn Town Guides have arranged special taster guided walks which will take place at 2pm on Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 March.  The walks, which take about 45 minutes, are free of charge but must be booked in advance by calling the Tourist Information Centre on 01553 763044.

Visitors can also pop into Lynn Museum any time from 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum are offereing free entry to the museum, cottages and tea room between 10am and 4pm on 14 and 21 March.

Karen Cooke, TIC Officer, explained: "We've planned a programme of free activities to help people discover the town’s rich heritage and culture.  By encouraging people into the Tourist Information Centre we can also show them the range of events and activities on offer in the town and help them to make the most of their visit to the town.  We'll also have the latest editions of Discover King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Where to go what to do, which we hope will encourage repeat visits."

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