Anglo-Saxon characters took over Lynn Museum for a host of half-term events.

Familes took part in Smashing Saxons  activities to celebrate the temporary display of the Pentney Brooches.

Two of the six Anglo-Saxon brooches  have been on display at the museum since January on loan from the British Museum. The display will end tomorrow and the brooches go back to the London venue.

Experts believe the silver brooches were some of the best preserved to be found in the UK and this has been the first time they have been on display in West Norfolk since they were discovered in 1977.

Gravedigger William King was working in Pentney churchyard when he found the silverware.

The museum activities included the chance to make your own Pentney Brooch and meet costumed-characters which included a Saxon warrior. There were real artefacts to handle and visitors were also able to learn more about life in Saxon times. Other activities included weaving and a special Saxon treasure hunt.

For more details about events at the museum call 01553 775001.