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Collection Summary

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Maritime Collection
Items associated with fishing, King's Lynn port and with boat building.
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Location Details

True's Yard Fishing Heritage Museum
True's Yard North Street King's Lynn Norfolk PE30 1QW United Kingdom
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01553 770479
01553 765100 
Visiting Information
Mon-Sat 9.30 - 15.45 except Christmas and New Year
Building Information
The last surviving pair of fishermen's cottages from the North End community, built of brick with a pantiled roof.
Collections Overview
This is a community run museum recording the life and times of the old North End fishing community in King's Lynn and the colourful personalities of individual North Enders.
Display Overview
The North End was a very distinctive fishing community within King's Lynn, with a robust personality all its own. Most of the North End was demolished in the 1960's and the community was dispersed, but the last two fishermen's cottages were saved. These have been restored and furnished to reflect the hard and crowded conditions for fisherfolk in the 1850's and 1920's. Other displays are housed in a former general shop and feature fishing and seafaring as well as the other trades, industries and occupations. The adjoining former Naval Reserve pub houses the local and family history archive and educational facilities
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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