‘Famous Faces’ and more at Marriott’s Warehouse in Lynn

Marriott's Warehouse in King's Lynn
Marriott's Warehouse in King's Lynn
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Marriott’s Warehouse on the South Quay in King’s Lynn has a full programme of events lined up for the spring.

It was built in the 1580s to store salt, corn and wine, and is now a grade 2* listed building. The Trust’s free exhibition consists of several models of Lynn’s historic buildings and their stories. It is open daily and can be found on the first floor.

Marriott’s Warehouse Trust is running a temporary display “Famous Faces” which looks at historic figures and their connections to the town. The display will change monthly with a different “Famous Face” each month.

If you visit the Warehouse this month you can learn more about local mystic Margery Kempe, author of the first autobiography written in English.

March also sees the return of the popular Pleasant Sunday Afternoons (PSA) lecture series, beginning this Sunday at 3pm with ‘Gallivanting about the Galapagos’ by Sharron Bosley.

It then continues every two weeks until May 1, with talks on “A Brief History of Castle Rising”, “Monuments of War – Wartime Remains in West Norfolk” and “Medieval Lynn and The Importance of King John”. All talks are free and there is no need to book.

The Trust will also be the venue for a History and Archaeology Symposium on May 21 as part of the town’s celebrations for International Hanse Day. Talks will include “English Crusaders in the Hanseatic World: The 1390 Crusade from Boston & The 1392 Crusade from King’s Lynn”.

On Friday May 27 at 7.30pm the Trust will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Littleport Riots with a performance of Bread or Blood, with music written and performed by folk singer Andy Wall.

Gareth Calway will tell the story of these agricultural labourers’ riots, which led to the hanging of five men from Littleport and Ely and the transportation of six men for up to 14 years. Tickets will cost £5 each.

Rebecca Rees, Project Manager, said” “We have a full programme of events this spring which we hope will interest people and our permanent display of models of historic Lynn buildings continues to be very popular. Visitors can also welcome to sit on the 1st floor with a drink and admire the wonderful views over the river!”

For further information visit the Trust’s website www.marriottswarehousetrust.co.uk or contact Project Manager, Rebecca Rees, on 07582 037301 or email info@marriottswarehousetrust.co.uk.