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Heritage Open Day in King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Some photos from the 2019 Heritage Open Day in King's Lynn, Norfolk. A large selection of historic buildings and/or locations in the town which would normally be either closed to the public or visited for an admission fee were opened free of charge. Many events were taking place in the town, including a Classic Car Rally on Tuesday Market Place, and the large number of things to see and do meant it would be near impossible to have covered them all in one day. Photographs from the day may be seen in the thumbnail gallery below (click on an image to enlarge):

The photos above, and identified by numbers, include amongst others: WWII air raid shelter under Tuesday Market Place (1-8), the tastefully restored 11-12 Tuesday Market Place (10-29), 19 Tuesday Market Place with its art throughout by Andy Williams (30-58), the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange which is now a performing arts theatre (59-70),the Guildhall of St. George – the first documented theatrical performance here was in 1445 and in 1592; William Shakespeare is believed to have performed here, the only theatre anywhere that can make such a claim (71-83),the Art-Deco Majestic Cinema and views from its rooftop (84-142), St John the Evangelist Church, 1844-46 (150-167), All Saints’ Church (172-195), The Greenland Fishery (199-205), Lath Mansion, 15 Nelson Street (209-212), Hampton Court (217-222),King’s Lynn Town Hall and Guildhall (234-260), Thoresby College (261-275), Burkitt Homes Almshouses (276-285), Clifton House (293-303), Henry Bell’s notable Custom House of 1685 (307-326), 28-32 King Street (327-348), Wood House at 17 King Street (351-353), Bank House (363,364), River Great Ouse/Quayside (e.g. 368-370, 374-378), Marriott’s Warehouse (379-409), the T.S. Vancouver “training ship on land” (414-418), Hampton Court secret garden (419-430), and Clifton House tower and the views from it (437-494).