True's Yard Museum, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
 
Exhibits, True's Yard Museum, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
King's Lynn, Norfolk.

True's Yard Museum, King's Lynn.

The model building nearest the camera is a representation of the Greyfriars Franscican Monastery, established in 1235, as it once was. All that now remains is the tower shown in the centre of the church.

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A Fishing Smack, True's Yard Museum, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
King's Lynn, Norfolk.

True's Yard Museum, King's Lynn.

A restored fishing smack originally built by local boat builders in 1904 and used by local fishermen. A smack is a traditional fishing boat used off the coast of Britain usually with red ochre coloured sails.

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Fishermans Cottages, True's Yard Museum, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
King's Lynn, Norfolk.

True's Yard Museum, King's Lynn. These two cottages are the only two remaining fishermens' cottages from the North End fishing community.

These cottages consist of just two rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. At one time a family of eleven squeezed into the tiny rooms. The nine children had to sleep in one double bed, top to tail, while the parents had to sleep on the floor. There were no toilet facilities, instead they used a chamber pot kept under the bed.

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The Living Room, Fishermans Cottages, True's Yard Museum, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
King's Lynn, Norfolk.

True's Yard Museum. This is the tiny living room on the ground floor. The door to the stairs can be seen opened flat against the far wall.

The open passage into the next cottage on the right is for the benefit of modern day visitors and wasn't present in the original cottages.

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The Staircase, Fishermans Cottages, True's Yard Museum, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
King's Lynn, Norfolk.

True's Yard, Kings Lynn.

The stairway is narrow and steep and we can vouch for that. This is the view seen from the bedroom looking down the stairs. The bedroom of course is just as small as the living room.

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