Are you brave enough to hear spooky and scary stories of life in the watery Fens – and what lurks in the mist?
With Halloween just around the corner, King’s Lynn Museum is hosting “Frightening Fens” tomorrow, with sessions from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.
This family event exploring the mysterious folklore of the Fens has been organised as part of the Fenland Lives & Land project and the cost is £2 per person. Any children brave enough can listen to a storyteller’s traditional Fenland tales, have a go at making some ‘dead hands’, meet a Fen wise woman and her remedies, and even handle some real museum objects from the Fens.
Don’t forget your protective keepsake at the entrance, and create your own lantern to keep the boggles and boggarts away!
Story teller to begin every half hour, starting at 11am, pausing at 1pm, and restarting at 2pm; the last session will be at 3.30pm. You can always drop in to another activity while waiting for the next session.
The Fenland Lives & Land project is a celebration of the extraordinary landscape of the East Anglian Fens and the project consists of five community co-produced exhibitions that are touring the Fens Museum Partnership. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
On Tuesday, the museum will host a Trick or Treat event, where youngsters can and make scary crafts and fiendish food from 11am to 2pm. This drop-in family event costs £2 per child.