The age of pirates has been brought back to life thanks to a Stories of Lynn fun dayevent at the Town Hall on Wednesday, August 10.
A day’s worth of swashbuckling activities allowed young visitors to meet a pirate hunter, make their own pirate hats and eye-patches, and learn all about the history of pirates in Lynn.
Ruth Farnan, learning and engagement officer, said: “We are really pleased with how it went, the kids made really lovely hats to take home and they learned about life as a pirate.
“Our actors worked really well together and showed the dark side of piracy.”
On Wednesday, August 24 from 10am to 4pm, children will have the chance to explore the Old Gaol House at another Stories of Lynn event.
They will meet prisoners in the cells and their gaolers, and also hear tales about crime and punishment in the past.
Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “If you’re looking for something to keep the kids or grandkids entertained over the summer holidays, the Pirates and Gaol Break activity days are perfect.”
Ms Farnan added: “There will be loads of fun activities, and the chance to see the atmospheric spaces in the undercroft and old gaol cells bought to life by costumed characters.
“Creative visitors of all ages can try their hand at something new and make something to take home with them.
“Those that manage to complete the special museum trails will win prizes. Plus there’s all the great stuff that’s normally here at Stories of Lynn like dressing up and interactive museum displays”.
All activities are free with admission to Stories of Lynn at the Town Hall.
Stories of Lynn is open seven days a week from 10am to 4:30pm, with last admission at 4pm.
Tickets are £5 for adults, £3.50 for children and concessions, and a family ticket costs £13.50.