A new £358,500 project exploring the characters, landscapes and heritage of the Fens kicked-off at an exhibition on Monday.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Fenland Lives and Land is a series of four exhibitions and one film that gives people in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire the opportunity to explore the heritage of the Fens from pre-historic times up to the 19th century.

The first exhibition, entitled Constructing the Past – Ancient Fen Crafts and Engineering, was officially launched at King’s Lynn Town Hall last week.

It looks at how people used technology thousands of years ago and will be at Lynn Museum from February 5 to March 22, next year.

From March 28 to May 17, the Living on Land and Water – Discover a World of Waterways exhibition will be on show at Lynn Museum and will look at the regions interconnecting waterways.

The final display in Lynn will be from May 23 to July 27 when visitors can take a look back at the Fens between the Ice and Bronze ages.

Elie Hughes, chairman of the Fens’ Museum Partnership, said: “Every museum in our partnership is at the heart of its communtity. We have created a series of exhibitions that we hope will really entertain and inform people.

“It’s a project put together by the community for the community.”

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