PUBLISHED: 14:03 31 August 2017
Over 60 historical sites in King’s Lynn will be open to the public on Heritage Open Day on Sunday, September 10, with some opening its doors for the first time. Here are 10 places not to miss.
• For the first time in decades the Baden Powell cockling boat will be available for a little cruise on the River Ouse from the pontoons.
• Climb the five-storey Elizabethan watchtower at Clifton House in Queens Street for spectacular views of the Wash.
• The former Wenns pub in Saturday Market Place will be open for the day for punters to catch a sneak peak of the restoration works and to grab a refreshing beverage.
• Hop on board the vintage bus for a free tour of the historic town. Passengers are able to request the bus to stop at any safe and recognisable place.
• Step back in time to wartime King’s Lynn inside the Second World War air raid shelter beneath the Tuesday Market Place.
• Visitors to Red Mount Chapel in the Walks can explore the lower chapel, priest room and upper chapel, where they will find graffiti dating back to 1639.
• Over 200 vehicles are expected to take part in the classic cars display in the Tuesday Market Place, including a Oldsmobile Curved Dash built in 1904.
• Explore the iconic South Gate fortress in London Road, a three-storey structure which reveals King’s Lynn’s historic wealth and importance.
• The barrel vaulted cellars beneath the Bank House stretches all they way across King Staithe Square. It was used in the 17th century to store imported wine.
• True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum will be hosting family fun activities including have-a-go Victorian washing, mermaid tales and summer games.
• There will be Massed Morris Dancers, live music and a number of stalls offering local produce in the Saturday Market Place.