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Kings Lynn Town Hall project

November 2017

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk had a Heritage Lottery funded project to redevelop the historic Town Hall. The redevelopment included a new state-of-the-art exhibition (also called Stories of Lynn) in the under croft of its 15th Century guildhall, a branch Archive Centre of the Norfolk Records Office, a refreshed exhibition in the Georgian gaol house, and a range of Georgian and Victorian period interiors throughout the first floor. We were asked to undertake the conservation requirements on a large and diverse group of collections totalling over 600 objects, ranging from civic silver to a medieval oak window sill, for display in Easter 2016.

Detail of 15th Century oak sill with Lynn coat of arms, areas of damage and wood rot were stabilised

250 Silver civic spoons conserved on display

Victorian fairground galloper being prepared for display

Victorian fairground galloper completed on display

Left and Right, part of the completed displays showing a range of civic objects

The King John Cup, c.1325, silver gilt and enamel

Painted miniatures on ivory

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