Events

2017 Events

Guided tours – Stories of Lynn – Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 1pm-1.45pm

Visitors to Stories of Lynn can take a guided tour of the museum, with one of our expert tour guides. The tour will take you around the museum and exhibition, and give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of the building and view some of the magnificent objects we have on display. The guided tours are every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday starting at 1pm, and finishing at 1.45pm. Tours are free with museum admission.

Please note, the tour will not be running on Tuesday 17th October.

Olive Edis Exhibition – Exhibition Space – 2 September – 3 December

Olive Edis was one of the most important photographers of the early 20th century. At the height of her career she photographed the full spectrum of British society, from local fishermen and their families to prime ministers, royalty, scientists and artists. She was an exceptional portrait artist, a pioneer of new technologies, a successful business owner, and the first British woman to be appointed as an official war photographer. Edis died in 1955, leaving the contents of her studio to her assistant Cyril Nunn who cared for the collection until it was acquired by Cromer Museum in 2008. In the 60 years since her death Edis has been largely forgotten by history, and her huge contribution to British photography sadly overlooked. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Olive Edis Project at Cromer Museum aims to raise awareness of Edis’ work and give her inspirational story the recognition it deserves. The Road to Ypres: The War Photography of Olive Edis explores the unique collection of photographs taken by Edis during her month long tour of war-torn Europe in March 1919. Edis was approached in 1918 by the Imperial War Museum’s Women’s Work Sub- Committee with a commission to photograph the work of the British Women’s Services in Europe. Although the trip was delayed due to the precarious military situation in 1918, and some opposition to sending a woman to photograph an active war zone. In 1919 she travelled to France armed with her large plate camera, becoming the first British woman to be commissioned as an official war photographer, and one of only five British photographers ever commissioned to cover the First World War. Throughout the journey she kept a fascinating diary of her adventures where she recorded the stories behind the photographs and her reactions to the destruction that she saw all around her.

HLF Thanks To You Day – 17 December

On 17 December, we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery players. As a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are thrilled to be taking part in the HLF’s event to say ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

The idea is simple: any visitor to Stories of Lynn who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard on 17 December 2017 gets free entry for up to five people in return.

Terms and conditions apply:
• One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for up to one family of five, with a maximum of two adults per family, to Stories of Lynn only.
• All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
• The offer is valid on Sunday 17th December 2017. Stories of Lynn is open from 10am – 4:30pm, with last entry at 4pm.
• Stories of Lynn has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.


KLBA Events 2018

Saturday 17th February – Introduction to Family History – 10am-12pm – £5 per person

Wednesday 14th March – Introduction to the Searchroom – 10:30-11:30am – free

Wednesday 18th April – Introduction to Family History – 10am-12pm, £5 per person

Saturday 19th May – Introduction to the Searchroom – 10:30-11:30am – free

Wednesday 13th June – Hidden Gems – 10:30-11:30am, free

Places are limited and booking is required for all workshops – please call Stories of Lynn on 01553 774 297 or email storiesoflynn@west-norfolk.gov.uk


For more information on our events, call us on 01553 774297 or email storiesoflynn@west-norfolk.gov.uk to book a place.

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