dock company wartime fire brigade

Members of King’s Lynn Dock Company Wartime Fire Brigade, circa 1914

Emptying the fishing net

Emptying a fishing net aboard the Merlin

The cottages

Cottage No. 5 decorated as it would have been in 1860.

North End Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1935

North End Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1935

London Road King's Lynn, West Norfolk, circa 2011

London Road King's Lynn, circa 1911

‘Lol’ Benefe

Tom’ Boots’ Benefer and co. enjoying a well-earned break

Welcome to True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum

True’s Yard is virtually all that remains of King’s Lynn’s old fishing community, the North End. 


Once hundreds of families lived within a stone’s throw of the beautiful mediaeval chapel of St. Nicholas.  The North End had its own boat builders, chandlers, sailmakers, pubs, bakehouses and school.

The hard and sometimes dangerous life they led bred a fierce loyalty in the Northenders – they supported each other in times of crisis, seldom married anyone from outside the North End and cared for their widows and orphans.  The menfolk would sail up to 100 miles away to bring in their catch and their women would tend the children, wait, pray and mend the nets when they came home. 

The fishing fleet still sails from King’s Lynn, but the old way of life has gone.

Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Town of King’s Lynn has a wealth of history and some very interesting characters – a plethora of hopeful Oliver Twists and miserly old Scrooges! Join us for a guided walk where your costumed…
True's Yard
7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of festive cheer! The King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir will be performing ‘Carols for All’ At St Nicholas Chapel On Thursday 8th December 2016 at 7:30pm Tickets are £5 Light…
St Nicholas Chapel
11:00 am
Make this year’s Christmas extra special by handcrafting your gifts and cards. True’s Yard will be hosting a craft day with a wealth of activities and crafts There will be demonstrations and you only pay…
True's Yard
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Time to fire up those brain cells, True’s Yard’s quiz is back! Enjoy a fun more of exciting questions, laughter and a lovely atmosphere. It costs just £4 per person but that includes a hot…

We hope you have enjoy your visit to True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum!

True’s Yard Museum is supported by The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

The Cottages and Smokehouse are Grade II Listed.

Admission Prices

Adults £3

Seniors (over 60) £2.50

Children (under 5′s go free) £1.50

Family (2 adults + 2 children) £6

Research Centre Free

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm Last admission 3:30pm

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