Children and parents enjoyed a day of history, mystery and Victorian larceny in a whodunnit celebration at Lynn Town Hall on Monday.
The History Alive Victorian Experience attracted more than 250 people to encounter a series of scenes set 150 years ago, in an attempt to deduce who stole a silver spoon.
Participants could create their own detective badges and question each member of the makeshift household about the crime, whilst taking part in traditional Victorian activities.
Families turned their hands to peppermint cream making, silver ware cleaning, table laying, Victorian-style washing and toy collection discovery, before making their way to the old Gaol House for the trial of Sooty Grimes, believed to be the mastermind behind the theft of the spoon.
Hannah Jackson, event organiser, said: “It was really good. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the feedback from the families was excellent. We would like to do something similar in the future.”
The History Alive event was the second of its kind this summer following the successful Medieval Exhibition.
The events were part of a pilot scheme run by the Borough Council, who are hoping to gain funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to redevelop the town hall, enabling more events like this to be held in the future.