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King’s Lynn Museum

King's Lynn

Introduction:

This project, for Norfolk County Council, involved the redevelopment and refurbishment of the King’s Lynn Museum.

The museum is home to part of the mysterious 4,000 year-old Seahenge, the ancient timber circle uncovered on the Norfolk coast, at Holme-next-the-sea, near Hunstanton, which is thought to have had a religious significance in the early Bronze Age.

The works were funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Norfolk County Council.

Details:

  • Works were carried out to improve the internal design of the museum and expose some of its historic features.
  • A suspended ceiling was removed, exposing the church’s lofty panelled interior for the first time since 1961.
  • New décor
  • New mechanical and electrical installations.
  • Reception area was demolished making way for glazed screens and a glass roof, exposing the existing fabric.
  • External masonry repairs were undertaken and the walls were cleaned using a specialist system; calcium carbonate in a fine powder was applied with water jets to lightly remove surface deposits without damaging the skin of the Grade II listed building.

Our Commitment:

  • The building had originally been a church but has been used as a museum for 100 years. It is located beside a busy bus station so access to the building had to be carefully coordinated.
  • Some exhibits remained in the building following the contract including a newspaper which featured an R G Carter advertisement dating from the late 1960s when the company had premises in Littleport Street.


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