In pictures: The incredible Stories of Lynn

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Hidden away in the depths of King's Lynn Town Hall lies the fascinating history of the town dating more than 800 years.

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Pictured is The King John Cup. Picture: Ian Burt

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Pictured is The King John Cup. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Stories of Lynn museum contains historic artefacts from a time when the town was one of the most important ports in the country.

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Visitors can learn of the seafarers and merchants who have put King's Lynn on the map, and see one of the only treasures King John didn't manage to lose in The Wash - the King John Cup.

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Pictured is the Silver from the Sea exhibition. Picture:

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Pictured is the Silver from the Sea exhibition. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

An exhibition in the Old Gaol Cells takes visitors back in time to where the most notorious criminals were locked up. The prison contains only four cells, but up to 50 people were put behind bars during the Victorian era and it was still in operation as recently as the 1950s.

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Pictured is the Red Register of King's Lynn. Picture: Ian

The Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Pictured is the Red Register of King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

An eery display of a skull belonging to a schoolteacher convicted of murder has been preserved from the 19th century, when Victorians believed in reading someone's character in the shape of their skull.

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Inside the old Gaol Cells at the Stories of Lynn museum in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The skull of notorious 18th-century murderer Eugene Adam, who was arrested in King's Lynn. Picture:

The skull of notorious 18th-century murderer Eugene Adam, who was arrested in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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