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Trues Yard Museum

"what are we doing today?"

Trues Yard Museum, also known as True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, is an independently run social history museum that is run almost entirely by volunteers, and tells the story of the old North End fishing quarter in King’s Lynn.

The North End of King's Lynn was once home to hundreds of fishermen and their families.

They lived and worked in tiny cottages, crammed into small yards. Only 2 cottages survived the slum clearances in the 1930s and 1960s, and you can find them both at True's Yard Museum.

Explore the cottages, town models, galleries, fishing smack and more with our new children's trails. Why not have a go at doing the washing (Victorian style of course!), or hoist the flag on the boat (weather permitting)? Dip into to our new dressing up box to learn more about pirates, smugglers and other characters.

There is so much to discover here, as you step back in time to find out what it was like to be a ‘Northender’, with a range of interactive activities, guided tours, and trails to follow.

"i'm hungry"

The True's Yard tearoom serves a variety of cakes, snacks and refreshments.

healthy food

Specialist teas available. The tearoom is run by volunteers who will assist in any way they can, but the menu is limited.

"Can I have one of those?"

The gift shop has a seafaring theme, including replica boats, ornaments, children's items such as pirate pencils and local crafts and books.

"i need a wee"

Male and female toilets, disabled toilet and baby changing room.

and baby come too...

We do not sell baby food, but there is a microwave which can be used to warm milk.

"are we there yet?"

Travel to King's Lynn on the A47 from Norwich or the A10 from Cambridge. True's Yard is at the north end of the town, behind St. Nicholas' Chapel. The nearest car parks are Austin Street and Chapel Street. The railway station and bus terminal are a 5 to 10 minute walk to the Museum.

...got any top tips?

Wear good shoes when visiting True's Yard Museum as the stairs in the cottages are steep, narrow and winding. You may also get wet when doing the washing! True's Yard is accessible almost everywhere for wheelchairs; lifts available. The only exception is the upstairs of the cottages.

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Trues Yard Museum
North Street
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1QW
Telephone: 01553 770479
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Admission: 2015 Prices:
Tuesday to Saturday:
10am to 4pm, last admission 3.15pm
Closed between Christmas and New Year.
  Opening Times: 2015 Opening Details:
Adult £3
Senior £2.50
Child £1.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £6.00
Children under 5 admitted free!

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