Able cadet Hannah Norwood, ready to show visitors around TS Vancouver. Pictures: Paul Tibbs.

King’s Lynn was a hive of activity when thousands of visitors took part in the town’s Heritage Open Day.

More than 50 attractions opened their doors on Sunday and there were scores of people keen to soak up the town’s rich history.

As well as exploring key buildings and sites, including the South Gate, town hall and Hardwick Road Cemetery, visitors enjoyed live music and performances, a Medieval Market, walks and talks.

Younger visitors were also able to make their own coat of arms in a heraldry craft workshop run by the Vancouver Quarter.

The heritage day, organised by Lynn Civic Society, also coincided with West Norfolk Council’s Classic Car Day on Tuesday Market Place.

Civic Society chairman Alison Gifford said the event had been a huge success, with just under 2,000 people visiting the Custom House and around 800 people to True’s Yard Museum.