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Exhibition, Fri 4 May - Sat 30 Jun 2018



This exhibition will look at the men of King’s Lynn who served under Vice Admiral, Horatio Nelson, the War Ships that were built here that served in the great battles and the controversial Press Gangs who terrorised the town during the Napoleonic Wars. We also look to Nelson’s family connections here in King’s Lynn and the influences on the “Norfolk Man”.

Talking about the exhibition Museum Manager, Lindsey Bavin said “The Napoleonic War left a mark on King’s Lynn as it did all over the country. In 1814 the town held an enormous Peace Festival dinner for over 6,000 people in Tuesday Market to celebrate what they thought was the end of the War. We have Nelson Street and the incredible portrait of the Vice Admiral which hangs in our Town Hall. However this exhibition does not focus on those in the foreground of history but those in the back. The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate and educate on the contribution of the people of King’s Lynn in the Napoleonic War.

Exhibition opens 12 noon on Friday 4 May.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 May - Sat 30 Jun 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Closed on Sunday and Monday


Adults £3

Seniors (over 60) £2.50

Children (under 5's go free) £1.50

Family (2 adults + 2 children) £6

Research Centre Free

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True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum

01553 770479


North Street,
King's Lynn,
PE30 1QW



See location of True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 618205  Lat: 52.75818 Long: 0.39684

By Road:
Take the A47 from Norwich.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from King's Lynn station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome