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Exhibition, Thu 6 Jul 2017 - Sat 9 Jun 2018, £3.50-£4.35

Shoes! exhibition at Lynn Museum

Shoes! exhibition at Lynn Museum


Market Street,
King's Lynn,
PE30 1NL

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Thu 6 Jul - Sat 9 Jun Shoes! exhibition
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Shoes! is a special exhibition exploring changes in footwear from the 13th century to the present day. The display draws upon the Lynn Museum’s collections of historic footwear with additional items from the Norfolk Museums Service costume and textile collections. The examples on show include both everyday shoes from the past and more elaborate shoes made for special occasions. A spectacular Victorian pair of shoes with definite ‘wow factor’ is decorated with miniature beads to commemorate the Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and made with painstaking craftsmanship.

Shoes and boots from the 20th century include a pair of shoes inspired by the Egyptomania craze of the 1920s that followed the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter of Swaffham. Also on show is a more recent pair of 1960s white ‘Go Go’ boots and there are examples of the platform shoes fashionable in the 1970s for visitors to see. The story is brought up to date with a look at the high tech that is a feature of modern sportswear. The display includes illustrations and historical information together with several activities for children and families.

Facilities for educational visits

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 Jul 2017 - Sat 9 Jun 2018 10:00 to 17:00
Museum open Tuesday to Saturday 10-5, Sundays (until end September) 12-4


Admission free from 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018, otherwise:

Adult £4.35
Concession £4.15
Child £3.50
Family (1 Adult + children) £11.10
Family (2 Adults + children) £14.80
Twilight Ticket (1 hour before closing) £1

Free admission year round for: Museums Pass Holders, Friends of Lynn Museum, Children’s University, MA & Art Fund members, 1 companion for each disabled visitor, Under 4s. Twilight Ticket £1- every day one hour before closing.


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Map reference: TF 620200  Lat: 52.75387 Long: 0.39905

By Road:
From theA47: Follow signs to town centre.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 5 minutes' walk to Lynn Museum.


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  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired