We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stories of Lynn

The Old Gaol House Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
+44 1553 774297
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
enlightening

Went on a day trip the Kings Lynn and visited the Stories of Lynn The staff were most helpful and... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Stephanie B
,
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Fascinating for history lovers

This tells the story of Kings Lynn, well worth a couple of hours learning about the fascinating... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Bob F
,
Darwen
Read all 43 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Stories of Lynn is a stunning new attraction where local history is brought vividly to life. Discover stories of seafarers, explorers, merchants, mayors, magistrates, and miscreants who have shaped King's Lynn, one of England's most important medieval port towns, over more than 800 years of history. On your visit to Stories of Lynn, you can tour the old gaol cells, try on Mayor's robes, see the magnificent King John Cup, and much more!
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“king john” (4 reviews)
“on display” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
The Old Gaol House Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
CONTACT
The Old Gaol House Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
+44 1553 774297
Call
Website
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (43)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Went on a day trip the Kings Lynn and visited the Stories of Lynn The staff were most helpful and the interactive exhibits were fun I particularly enjoyed the Goal house and its cells

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This tells the story of Kings Lynn, well worth a couple of hours learning about the fascinating history of the town, a good video telling a story. Gael cells for the naughty.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A real must visit place to see. Witness the cells , punishment items ,listen to the story of a murderer, so much to see, read and understand. Great value for money.

Thank Al B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It was our first visit to Kings Lynn and we came across this museum as we walked the very interesting Old Town area. The man on reception was very welcoming and after taking a small fee ( £4.15 pp , concession price) told us what...More

Thank pjt47
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

At Kings Lynn today and visited the Story of Lynn Museum. Greeted by a very pleasant lady who explained the layout and areas for us to watch out for during the visit. Not the largest Museum but well presented and in excellent condition. One of...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I have been past Kings Lynn many times,but never stopped to look around. There are so many places of interest,all within walking distance from our hotel.There are plenty of eateries as well . A good place for a few days away, with out a car.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Found this good value after a disappointing visit to the Lynn mueseum, particularly liked the floor game with the ships picking up and exchanging cargo on their voyage and the restored gaol cells. The mueseum kept us (2 adults and 2 teenagers) informed and entertained...More

Thank ozmintyomax
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A nice hour or so walking round the stories of lynn. See the king john cup was something special. A bit of a maze finding the upstairs area but well worth a visit

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I popped along to have a look at this lively museum out of interest last year. I was so captivated and inspired by my experience that I asked if I could volunteer and I am delighted to say that I am now a tour guide...More

2  Thank Richard E
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had an afternoon here with a group of friends. We all saw something to interest us. Our main intent was to see King John's gold cup, which we did. There were lots of artefact to view and the information pertaining to them was easy to...More

Thank anitadilks99
charlottewright2016, Public Relations Manager at Stories of Lynn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Hi Anita, thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Stories of Lynn Many thanks Charlotte Wright

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in King's Lynn
Bank House Hotel
225 reviews
.16 km away
Globe Hotel
783 reviews
.42 km away
The Dukes Head Hotel
1,132 reviews
.45 km away
Glendevon Hotel And Restaurant
1 review
.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Market Bistro
682 reviews
.03 km away
Marriott's Warehouse
838 reviews
.11 km away
Lynn Cafe- Bar Restaurant
352 reviews
.10 km away
Bank House
462 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kings Lynn Minster
133 reviews
.09 km away
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
95 reviews
.67 km away
Lynn Museum
121 reviews
.37 km away
The Walks
54 reviews
.60 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Angela R
4 September 2016|
Answer
Response from Monopolian | Reviewed this property |
The entry fee is £5 for adults - despite the Tripadvisor name, you'll as access through the Stories of Lynn exhibition. For opening times, check the King's Lynn Town Hall website.
0
Votes