Two-year-old Jaxon Cooke having fun at Stories of Lynn on Wednesday. Picture: Ian Burt

Keeping youngsters amused during half-term was plain sailing for a King’s Lynn museum.

At Stories of Lynn, in the Saturday Market Place, museum staff held daily activities which centred around Admiral Nelson to celebrate Trafalgar Day.

The young visitors took part in sessions which included creating a portrait of Nelson,  making maps and sailor hats and baking ship biscuits.

Museum learning and engagement officer Rachael Williams, said the week had been a great success.

“It was brilliant, it went very well,” she said.

“We had the benefit of rain one day which saw all five sessions booked for the whole day. We had nine children in one day and seven in on another. 

“We are really pleased to be able to offer face-to-face activities safely and the children can learn about the history of Nelson. It’s so lovely to have the children back in the museum.”

The fun sessions were held as part of the wider King’s Lynn and West Norfolk History Festival, which saw a mixture of digital and physical activities celebrating the history of the area.

Crafts, talks, walks, seminars and other events were held across the borough, with historic buildings, art galleries, tourist attractions and community groups taking part.