St George's Guildhall
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The Grade I listed Guildhall is home to the King's Lynn Art Centre, a combination theatre and arthouse cinema, with the addition of several intimate art galleries and a cafe in the vaulted cellars.
Access to the Guildhall interior depends on the box office opening times. If the box office is open you can usually get access to the theatre. When I visited, the Guildhall theatre was technically closed, but I simply asked politely at the box office and they were happy to unlock the theatre and allow me to poke around on my own.
The first thing you will notice is the exceptional timber roof, a work of art in its own right. The modern theatre seating and stage do detract somewhat from the sense of the Guildhall's history, but then again it is wonderful to see the building being used. Look for the richly decorated royal coat of arms over the stage and the beautiful mullioned windows.
Outside the theatre itself, the age of the Guildhall building is evident, with huge timber beams poking out from behind modern decoration.
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About St George's Guildhall
Address: 29 King Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, PE30 1HA
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: On the west side of King Street near the Tuesday Market Place. Open all year, but generally closed on days there are performances in the theatre.
Website: St George's Guildhall
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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