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.

Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Celebrate our link to the sea with a traditional village fete, but beware ‘there may be Pirates ashore’! Drop-in! On Saturday 8th July, True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum and Nicholas Chapel are holding Sea Funday to…
True's Yard and St Nicholas Chapel
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Enjoy a guided walk around the historic North End fishing quarter of King’s Lynn. Visit Pilot Street with its tales of the North End and smuggling, & the last fisherfolk yard with cottages. £5 (Children…
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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