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.

Aug 24 – Sep 7 all-day
12:00 am
On the 24th of August True’s Yard is holding an event called ‘Pirate Day’ at 10:30am to 3pm. Adults can go for free but for children it’s £1, time club members also go for free…
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Songs from the Sea & Lynn Ballads is coming to True’s Yard on the 2nd of September at 6-8pm. Performances by Gareth Calway and The Fried Pirates and refreshments are included and will be served…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
1:00 pm
Dr Paul Richards will be speaking on the subject of The Importance of King John (1216-2016) . Admission is free, but as numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are available at the Museum from…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
1:00 pm
Dr Julian Litten will be speaking on “The £6,000,000 Corpse: The Forgotten Treasure of Hardwick Road Cemetery”. Admission is free, but with ticket only as numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are available…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
1:00 pm
Tricia McCarron will be speaking on Historical Crimes of Lynn. Admission is free, but with ticket only as numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are available at the Museum from 30th August. The…
True's Yard
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Peter Clayton MBE will be speaking on Wisbech Born:  Octavia Hill (1838-1912). Admission is free, but with ticket only as numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are available at the Museum from 30th…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
1:00 pm
Former RAF Air Traffic Control Christopher Pope will be speaking on ‘What a load of Royal Air Force Blue Bull’ RAF Marham Since WW2. Admission is free, but with ticket only as numbers are limited,…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
1:00 pm
Kenneth Penn will be speaking on New Town, New River, Bishop Herbert and  the origins of Lynn. Admission is free, but with ticket only as numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are available…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
1:00 pm
Tony Kirby will be speaking on the subject of Churches and Chapels in the Landscape 1500-2016. Admission is free, but with ticket only as numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are available at…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
1:00 pm
Simon Massen will be speaking on the subject of a Study of West Norfolk in Old Picture Postcards Admission is free, but with ticket only as numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are available at…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum

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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