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The Platinum Jubilee celebrations are nearly here, and many of the local heritage sites are going to be busy with plenty of activities, exhibitions and tours in and around Lynn.

Queen Elizabeth II has visited the area regularly throughout the past 70 years of her reign.

Lynn Minster, Stories of Lynn, Lynn Museum, True’s Yard Museum and the Town Guides all have activities on their sites in the town and there will be exhibitions of images of the Queen and her visits to the town.

Photo of Queen Elizabeth II arrives on a train at King's Lynn station in 2017. (54543205)
Photo of Queen Elizabeth II arrives on a train at King's Lynn station in 2017. (54543205)

Guided walks around the area, highlighting links to the royal family, and activities on offer that will be enjoyed by the visitors to the sites to mark this special occasion.

There are various activities on offer starting with the Stories of Lynn and Lynn Museum’s Jubilee challenge event on Tuesday, May 31.

Visitors can come to both museums on this special day and join in with hands-on activities, crafts and costumed characters to earn a Platinum Jubilee challenge certificate.

King's Lynn Museum, Market Street (40491524)
King's Lynn Museum, Market Street (40491524)

Book a place by contacting Lynn Museum 01553 775001.

A Stories of Lynn Platinum Jubilee Exhibition is installed by the 1st Gayton Brownies on their Snories at Stories sleepover event and opens on Wednesday, June 1 in the Café area of Stories of Lynn at the Tourist Information Centre (TIC).

Using the Platinum Jubilee theme in their display, visitors will be able to see Jubilee memorabilia and unique archives that belong to the brownie pack. There is no charge to view and no booking necessary.

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum is opening its doors again. (53453727)
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum is opening its doors again. (53453727)

The Lynn TIC and Stories of Lynn opens daily from 10am until 4pm daily and is located on Saturday Market Place.

A Platinum Jubilee colouring activity will also be available with the exhibition at Stories of Lynn.

A competition to design a Platinum Jubilee Stamp is calling all young artists to create a stamp that features the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in some way.

A Lynn News Archive Special with pictures of HM Queen Elizabeth in and around West Norfolk over many years.. (53331961)
A Lynn News Archive Special with pictures of HM Queen Elizabeth in and around West Norfolk over many years.. (53331961)

It might be a portrait of Her Majesty or perhaps a drawing of one of her palaces.

A stamp-like frame has been provided for entrants to use to put their design on and it can be hand-drawn and coloured or designed on a computer.

The frames are available from the King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre and Stories of Lynn, True’s Yard, Lynn Museum, or the Town Library.

King's Lynn library (37645467)
King's Lynn library (37645467)

When the design has been created, entrants can fill in their contact details and deliver it to the TIC and Stories of Lynn on Saturday Market Place, or email a photo of your stamp to kings-lynn.tic@alivewestnorfolk.co.uk by 12pm on Wednesday 25 May ready for judging.

The stamps will be displayed in exhibitions around the town and the winning designs will be in an exhibition in True’s Yard in June.

True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, the social history museum located on the corner of North Street and St Ann’s Street will be offering a variety of activities to celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The MInster in King's Lynn.. (54313760)
The MInster in King's Lynn.. (54313760)

The museum will be closed on Thursday, June 2 so the staff and volunteers can celebrate too.

Free craft activity bags with a royal theme will enhance a visit to the museum or can simply be picked to enjoy at home.

There will be two types for under and over 5s Available for collection at reception from Tuesday, May 31.

30th Anniversary of Trues Yard Exhibition. Pictured Dr Paul Richards with Lady Pippa Danett.. (48820333)
30th Anniversary of Trues Yard Exhibition. Pictured Dr Paul Richards with Lady Pippa Danett.. (48820333)

On Friday, June 3 at True's Yard there will be on offer an older person’s open day with free entry for over 60s.

There will also be short local history films by Arthur Paynter showing in the exhibition room and the museum’s curator will be giving some bite sized history talks throughout the day.

Saturday, June 4 is children’s day when under 16s plus one adult (per child) goes free.

True's Yard Museum (42681617)
True's Yard Museum (42681617)

There will also be onsite crafts and an opportunity to create a stamp for the stamp competition.

True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum is usually open Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 4pm, with last admission at 3.30pm.

For more information call 01553 770479 or email info@truesyard.co.uk for details.

King’s Lynn Minster will celebrate the Jubilee with a fun packed day on Saturday, June 4 from 2pm – 5pm and the event is free with anyone welcome to join.

On offer will be afternoon tea and cakes and a memory corner displayed in the church showcasing items connected to the Queen's reign and previous jubilees.

The deadline for bringing these items to the church for display is Tuesday Tuesday, May 24 and a collection day has been arranged for Tuesday, June 7 to return the items to their owners.

Crafts and games are planned for younger visitors, as well as a Queen’s Head drawing competition.

Entries for the competition can be made on the day or brought to the church and they will be displayed on the day for all to admire.

King's Lynn Town Guides will be hosting a Platinum Jubilee walk

on Thursday, June 23 at 7.00pm.

This walk commemorates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the tour will reveal the town's strong royal connections over many centuries, and the patronage that provided Lynn with royal charters.

The walk will be led by Dr Paul Richards and it will start outside Stories of Lynn and tickets are available from TIC and Stories of Lynn.



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