10 things not to miss on Heritage Open Day in King's Lynn

PUBLISHED: 14:03 31 August 2017

King's Lynn  -  Aerial Views Events  -  Remembrance Day Events  The view from the parapet of Greyfriars Tower, during the wreath-laying Remembrance Day ceremony at King's Lynn war memorial.  Dated  1978  Photograph  C5775 Eastern Daily Press  Images of King's Lynn published 1996  - chapter The View From The Top, page 134 FOA Nov 2014

King’s Lynn – Aerial Views Events – Remembrance Day Events The view from the parapet of Greyfriars Tower, during the wreath-laying Remembrance Day ceremony at King’s Lynn war memorial. Dated 1978 Photograph C5775 Eastern Daily Press Images of King’s Lynn published 1996 – chapter The View From The Top, page 134 FOA Nov 2014

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.

The Baden Powell sailing on the river in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtThe Baden Powell sailing on the river in King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

• 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.

A view of Clifton House from the south tower of King's Lynn Minster (St Margaret's Church). Picture: Ian BurtA view of Clifton House from the south tower of King’s Lynn Minster (St Margaret’s Church). Picture: Ian Burt

• Climb the five-storey Elizabethan watchtower at Clifton House in Queens Street for spectacular views of the Wash.

The former Wenns pub in King's Lynn is under new management and will be reopened this Autumn. Picture: Ian BurtThe former Wenns pub in King’s Lynn is under new management and will be reopened this Autumn. Picture: Ian Burt

• 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.

A view of the Custom House and The River Great Ouse taken from the north tower of King's Lynn Minster (St Margaret's Church). Picture: Ian BurtA view of the Custom House and The River Great Ouse taken from the north tower of King’s Lynn Minster (St Margaret’s Church). Picture: Ian Burt

• 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.

Inside the air raid shelter uncovered on the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn - Quentin Brogdale looks in the tunnels. Picture: Matthew Usher.Inside the air raid shelter uncovered on the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn – Quentin Brogdale looks in the tunnels. Picture: Matthew Usher.

• Step back in time to wartime King’s Lynn inside the Second World War air raid shelter beneath the Tuesday Market Place.

The Red Mount Chapel in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtThe Red Mount Chapel in King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

• 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.

King's Lynn's Classic Car Day on the Tuesday Market Place. Picture: Ian BurtKing’s Lynn’s Classic Car Day on the Tuesday Market Place. Picture: Ian Burt

• 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.

The South Gate in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.The South Gate in King’s Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

• Explore the iconic South Gate fortress in London Road, a three-storey structure which reveals King’s Lynn’s historic wealth and importance.

The Bank House in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtThe Bank House in King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

• 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 in King's Lynn. Picture: Nick StoneTrue’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in King’s Lynn. Picture: Nick Stone

• True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum will be hosting family fun activities including have-a-go Victorian washing, mermaid tales and summer games.

The King's Morris dancing up the dawn in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtThe King’s Morris dancing up the dawn in King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

• There will be Massed Morris Dancers, live music and a number of stalls offering local produce in the Saturday Market Place.

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