Part of the newly-created Stories of Lynn attraction which opens today. Pictures: Tony Jones.

The doors open today on a major new tourist attraction in King’s Lynn.

The £2.7m Stories of Lynn project was unveiled at a special launch event last week.

The unique attraction is set in the newly-revealed vaulted undercroft of the 15th century Trinity Guildhall.

Visitors can discover the stories behind the characters who helped to shape Lynn.

The town’s treasures will be on display and there will be interactive and multi-media exhibits.

The attraction, which has been funded with a £1,850,600 Heritage Lottery grant and £800,000 from West Norfolk Council and investments from other funders,  opens at 10am.

Visitors can learn about the town’s rich merchant and seafaring history and about the people who have helped to shape its 800-year-old history.

The attraction will be open seven days a week from 10am to 4.30pm. Tickets will be £5 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and children and a family ticket will be £13.50.

On Tuesday and Sundays, visitors will also be able to see the 15th century Stone Hall, the Georgian Assembly Room and the Card Room.

The project houses the extensive borough archives which contains documents dated to the 13th century and include King John’s royal charter. The archives section will be open Tuesday to Friday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and on the first Saturday of the month (excluding public holidays) from 10am to 2pm.

A new extension with a lift and stairs has been added to the back of the Old Goal House for access.

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