Mayor Carol Bower at the commemorative tree with True’s Yard trustee Dr Paul Richards, museum assistant manager Rebecca Rees and museum manager Lindsey Bavin. Picture: Kevin Elfleet.

West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower has officially opened the Christmas Exhibition at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum.

The exhibition at the North Street museum in King’s Lynn  will run until Friday, December  22.

The centrepiece is a commemorative festive tree where visitors can place memories and messages to loved ones.

There are also tea lights for people to light a candle in memory of friends and family.

The display includes informative panels on the origins of Christmas traditions, Christmas in the trenches, archive pictures and memories taken from the museum’s sound archive.

λ On Thursday at 7.30pm there will be a carol service at nearby St Nicholas Chapel. Tickets are £5 and money raised will go towards True’s Yard’s Activity Appeal Fund to help restore the museum’s iconic fishing smack.

Saturday, December  9 the museum and the St Ann’s Street chapel celebrate St Nicholas’ Day with crafts from 11am to 2pm and Friday, December 15 at 11am the museum has its Christmas quiz. The cost will be £4.

For more details call 01553 770479.