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A new temporary art exhibition will open at the True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum from Friday in Lynn.

After the success of last year's art exhibition, They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships, the trustees decided to hold a second at the community museum located on the corner of North Street and St Ann’s Street.

Paintings featured will be a celebration of Lynn’s maritime heritage and town scenes by well-known local artists since 1850 such as Thomas and Henry Baines, Walter Dexter and Twaits. Contemporary artists Alan Castleton and Jon Harris’s latest works will also be included in the display.

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum curator, Lindsey Bavin installing a painting by Walter Dexter. (57704121)
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum curator, Lindsey Bavin installing a painting by Walter Dexter. (57704121)

As many of the paintings featured in the exhibition are from private collections it is a rare opportunity to see them on display.

The museum’s curator, Lindsey Bavin said: "It is a privilege to be able to be so close to these paintings, some of which have not been seen by the public for many years."

The exhibition will be formally opened by Lord Parkinson, minster for arts. Also in attendance will be West Norfolk mayor, Lesley Bambridge and North West Norfolk MP, James Wild.

Thomas Baines The South Gate c. 1850 (57704118)
Thomas Baines The South Gate c. 1850 (57704118)

True’s Yard is run by the North End Trust and its chair, local historian Dr Paul Richards, said: "We are very pleased that Lord Parkinson agreed to open the exhibition which has added an extra dimension to the Museum."

The exhibition will run until August 30 and it is free to view and will be open 11am-3pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Walter Dexter View of King’s Lynn from the South West c. 1947-48 (57704124)
Walter Dexter View of King’s Lynn from the South West c. 1947-48 (57704124)

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