Cottage No. 5 decorated as it would have been in 1860.
North End Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1935
London Road King's Lynn, circa 1911
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.
We hope you have enjoyed 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.
Seniors (over 60) £3.00
Children (under 5′s go free) £1.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £6.50
Research Centre Free
We welcome all assistance dogs, water is available on request