King’s Lynn

Lynn Museum

Features exhibitions about the town’s fascinating history, including a permanent display about Captain Vancouver.  See website for opening times and admission charges.

Tel: 01553 775001 Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Lynn_Museum

The Custom House

Contains displays about maritime Lynn and famous mariners of the town.  See website for opening times and admission charges.

Tel: 01553 763044  Web:www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/King’s-Lynn-King’s-Lynn-Tourist-Information-Centre/details/?dms=3&venue=0140503

St Margaret’s Church

Famous seafarer Captain Vancouver was baptised at this 12th century church, which was founded by the first Bishop of Norwich, Herbert de Losinga, in 1101. See website for opening times.

Web: www.stmargaretskingslynn.org.uk

One Response to King’s Lynn

  1. William Claiborne, appointed as the first Secretary of State to Virginia in 1621, is the son and grandson of two merchants, Mayors of Lynn, Thomas Claiborne 1, and Thomas Claiborne 2, There is a flourishing Claiborne Family Asociation, The Claiborne Clan, which has strong links with Lynn. In fact some of his descendants will be visiting this summer. The family, through one branch, is also linked to Pocahontas, as one of them married her son, Thomas, and to this day, they have her father, Powhatan’s, peace pipe.

    This is just a very brief resume, I have a great deal more information, obviously.

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