Discover More booklet launched at King's Lynn
Visitors to St Nicholas' Chapel in King's Lynn will now be able to discover more about one of Norfolk's historical gems, thanks to the work of friends of the chapel.
Dr Kate Parker, Dr Paul Richards and Professor Elizabeth Pye, all members of the Friends of St Nicholas' Chapel have put together a new booklet that sets out three 'trails' around the magnificent 900-year old building.
The trio spent around 18 months working on the St Nicholas’ Chapel: Discover More booklet, which launched this week. The aim of the booklet is to provide information for people who want detailed information about the history and fabric of the historic site and sets out to answer the questions 'Why is it here?', 'How was it made?' and 'Who are they?'.
The booklet, which is beautifully illustrated by Pat Knight and also includes a section on bells and bell-ringing, will be sold at the chapel and the nearby True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum for £3.
The three ‘trails’ are set out in chapters, and each written by one of the authors. The booklet, which is illustrated by Pat Knights, allows visitors to answer the questions ‘why is it here?’, ‘how was it made?’ and ‘who do they think they are?’.
St Nicholas’ Chapel has received extensive conservation work, to the tune of £2.7m, in recent years, which was part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The chapel is one of Norfolk's most significant medieval buildings and now hosts family and learning events, concerts and performances, exhibitions, meetings, dinners and wedding receptions.
Discover More expands upon the interactive interpretation already on-site that tells stories of King's Lynn's fascinating past for people of all ages.
The chapel's Development Manager, Vicky Etheridge, said: “Our Discover More booklet could not have been written without our generous volunteers. It was their vision, and was one of the things we wanted to do when we reopened the chapel. Discover More is about providing that extra layer of information, fact and detail for visitors to enjoy.”