Mammoth turn out for dinosaur day at King’s Lynn Museum

KING'S LYNN MUSEUM                                        ' 'Learning about the old King's Lynn port, from left  William and Grace Jarvis and Alice Wilson

KING'S LYNN MUSEUM ' 'Learning about the old King's Lynn port, from left William and Grace Jarvis and Alice Wilson

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A monster mammoths and deadly dinosaurs morning at Lynn Museum drew in almost 200 visitors.

During the school half term event visitors could create their own mini mammoth or dinosaur, handle real fossils and see a real mammoth’s tooth.

KING'S LYNN MUSEUM                                       ' 'Three-year-old Edith Mitchell sets about reconstructing a model of Holme-next-the-Sea's famous Sea Henge

KING'S LYNN MUSEUM ' 'Three-year-old Edith Mitchell sets about reconstructing a model of Holme-next-the-Sea's famous Sea Henge

Jill Walker, duty manager, said: “Dinosaurs are always very popular.

“It was a family event so we had everything from little tots to grandparents.

“It’s great because it raises our profile in the town.”

The museum, in Market Street, Lynn, aims to tell the story of West Norfolk through static and interactive displays.

KING'S LYNN MUSEUM                                         ' 'Youngsters making dinosaurs and dinosaur masks, from left, Lucas Poll, Jake Poll, Elsie Marrow, with museum free-lancer Sian Hogarth,   Calum Burt, Freddie Burt

KING'S LYNN MUSEUM ' 'Youngsters making dinosaurs and dinosaur masks, from left, Lucas Poll, Jake Poll, Elsie Marrow, with museum free-lancer Sian Hogarth, Calum Burt, Freddie Burt

Its centrepiece is a life size replica of Seahenge – the unique Bronze Age timber circle found on Holme beach in 1998.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and is free to visit October to March. After that it is £3.70 for adults, £3.10 for concessions and £2.10 for four-16 year olds.

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