True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum at King’s Lynn is holding a special free event for visitors aged over 60.
People have been invited to explore the North Street museum on Wednesday, February 5, where they will be able to watch short films made by Northender Arthur Paynter on the history of the North End and Lynn and enjoy complimentary refreshments in the tearoom.
There will also be activities such as memory trees, a local history photo quiz and an opportunity to help identify some recently donated images.
The Pat Midgley Research Centre will also be available for people to contribute their own history or write memories of the area in special memory books. Museum opening hours are 10am to 4pm.
The popular series of True’s Talks returns on Thursday, February 6 at 1pm with St George’s Guildhall by Dr Paul Richards.
Talks will be held Thursdays through to March 26 with free admission but donations welcome. Booking is essential as places will be limited.
The talks will cover a variety of local history subjects and speakers will also explore the modern port of Lynn, the town’s Victorian buildings and the mysteries of Easter Island.
The series will be followed by the seventh annual Pat Midgley Memorial Lecture, commemorating the museum’s founder, on Thursday, April 16 at 7pm at the town hall with Dr Robert Anderson (former director of the British Museum) on The Invention of Albertopolis: The Lasting Influence of Prince Albert on British Cultural Life. Tickets cost £5 from the museum.
For details call 01553 770479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org