Marriott’s Warehouse Trust unveils autumn programme

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A programme of autumn events has been unveiled by Marriott’s Warehouse Trust at Lynn.

Marriott’s Warehouse, situated on the South Quay, was built in the 1580s to store salt, corn and wine, and is now a grade 2* listed building. Run by the Marriott’s Warehouse Trust, it aims to tell the story of the town’s historic built environment, particularly its merchant houses and warehouses.

The Trust’s exhibition, Historic Buildings of King’s Lynn Past & Present, is open daily.

The first of the autumn events is on Sunday, September 13 – Heritage Open Day – with a free talk Merchants, Smugglers & Pirates in 1600 by local historian and trustee Dr Paul Richards. The talk will be held on the second floor of Marriott’s Warehouse at 11am, and this will be followed from noon-1pm by the opportunity to talk to Fred Hall who is responsible for building the remarkable models of Lynn’s historic buildings which are on display on the first floor of Marriott’s Warehouse.

Continuing the Trust’s year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of King’s Lynn’s membership of the New Hanseatic League, it is running a Hanseatic Walsingham Pilgrimage on Saturday, September 26 at 11am. This guided tour of the village and Abbey of Walsingham will follow in the footsteps of the medieval pilgrims, many of whom would once have travelled to Walsingham via the port of Lynn.

Tickets are £12 each and must be pre-booked as places are limited.

October sees the return of the popular Pleasant Sunday Afternoons lecture series, beginning on October 4 at 2pm with “Discover Lynn’s Maritime Heritage: A Walk from Marriott’s Warehouse to The Whale on Harding’s Pits” by Dr Paul Richards.

The series then continues from 3-4pm every two weeks until November 29 with talks including “Sculthorpe: Secrecy and Stealth” and “Portrait of a Lynn Artist: Walter Dexter”.

All lectures are free and there is no need to book; for the full lecture programme visit the Trust’s website www.marriottswarehousetrust.co.uk.

For further information or to book a place on the Hanseatic Walsingham Pilgrimage contact the Trust on 07582 037301 or email info@marriottswarehousetrust.co.uk.