History of King’s Lynn chapel set to be brought to life

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A new series of displays detailing the history of Lynn’s St Nicholas Chapel will be launched tomorrow.

The historic venue re-opened last month, following the completion of a £2.7 million redevelopment project.

Now, a range of exhibits and activities, created by the Norwich-based Ugly Studios, have been installed and they will go on show at the church from 11am tomorrow.

The displays include The Court in the corner, a series of activities based on the religious or consistory court, which is still located in the north-west corner of the chapel and was used to try people for ‘moral matters’ ranging from witchcraft to playing football during services.

Other topics covered in the displays include the importance of seafaring to Lynn, the building of the chapel and local crafts and the wooden roof angels, which can be viewed through a special ‘mirror cart’.

Chana James, of the Churches Conservation Trust, which led the redevelopment project and maintains the building, said: “The interpretation by Ugly Studios has really brought the chapel to life.

“We’ve seen such support locally towards this building and we hope that more visitors will come along to hear these amazing stories for themselves.”