The multimillion-pound attraction named Stories of Lynn is opening on 25th March. Visitors can admire the King John Cup, a priceless trophy created in memory of the Magna Carter monarch who died 800 years ago and numerous other exhibits.

In total, three historic buildings in the town hall have been renovated and are now exhibition and archive areas. Ideal for those wishing to learn more about King Lynn’s history there are interactive displays and rare documents giving an insight to times gone by.

King's Lynn was one of the last places visited by King John just before his death on 19 October 1216. He was indebted to the town for its loyalty, and had granted it a Magna Carta of its own in 1204, eight years before the more famous document was signed at Runnymede. The King John Charter, a replica of which will also be on display in the new museum, gave the town the right to rule itself, transforming it into one of the most powerful ports in the country.

Plenty of other historical sites can be explored including the Red Mount Chapel, neighbouring King's Lynn Minster, Greyfriars Tower, True's Yard, the Lynn Museum and Marriott's Warehouse.

Where to stay?

Why not stay at the Congham Hall Hotel which is a lovely 26-rooms property set in a Georgian mansion? With rates starting from £135 per night, room only, and £219 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast, it is reasonable for high end accommodation.

Telephone: 01485 600250

Norfolk is a beautiful part of the UK with amazing history, an unspoilt coastline and fun seaside resorts. It is ideal for families with picturesque countryside and forests just waiting to be explored. There is no room for disappointment.

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