Bring history to life on Monday when Lynn Town Hall hosts a Victorian whodunnit that is bound to get you asking questions and trying to crack the crime.
This free, family day of mystery will kick off at 12pm on Monday with the chance to solve the case of the chimney sweep and missing silver spoon.
Step back to Victorian Lynn and see poor Sooty Grimes in his cell, accused of a crime he claims he did not do.
Meet the Gaoler, keeping a watchful eye over his prisoner, and hear all about crime and punishment 100 years ago.
The place will be alive with costumed characters and things to do throughout the afternoon. Become a police officer for the day, creating a special badge to wear. Interview the suspects and see if you can work out who has a secret to hide. Be sure to complete your own witness statement to help crack the case.
Meet Mr. Anderson, the Master of the House. Surely he will be able to solve the mystery.
Mr Godwin, the Master’s butler, needs help with the cleaning and laying the table – has he heard anything regarding the theft?
Make Peppermint Creams with Florence the housekeeper, discover Victorian toys with the Governess Miss Lillywhite and help Alice the laundry maid with the washing. Can any of them shed light on who could have carried out this terrible crime?
Find out about life, crime and punishment in Victorian Lynn with the Norfolk Record Office and make a sweet smelling lavender bag – a period favourite – to take home with staff from Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.
Gather in the courtroom at 3.30pm to see the mystery unravel and discover if your suspicions were correct.
Crack the Crime and all the activities are free, and free tea, coffee and squash will also be available during the event.