A musket demonstration with the Eastern Counties Militia outside the Custom House during Heritage Open Day. The Baden Powell takes to the water, inset. Pictures: Paul Tibbs.

Thousands of visitors explored  historic buildings, towers, tunnels and cemeteries of King’s Lynn during this year’s Heritage Open Day.

The town came alive with a host of demonstrations, walks, talks, exhibitions, tours and re-enactments, plus live music and dancing.

More than 60 sites were open to the public during the free event, including Hardwick  Road Cemetery, the newly-restored tower at the Pilot Office on Common Staithe and the air raid shelters beneath Tuesday Market Place.

This year visitors were able to see the restored Baden Powell out on the River Great Ouse and enjoy a trip out on the Lynn Ferry.

A free veteran bus ran on the day to help people get about in style and a miniature train also offered rides in The Walks.

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