Still chance to see exhibition on King’s Lynn’s famous ‘Mart’

Art of the Mart at King's Lynn museum

Art of the Mart at King's Lynn museum - Credit: Archant

There is just a short time left to enjoy Art of the Mart Savage’s, Famous Fairground Makers of Lynn exhibition at the King’s Lynn museum.

The exhibition, which closes on July 2 looks at the art, craft and design of King’s Lynn’s funfair, known as ‘the Mart’. The Mart opens each year on Valentine’s Day, traditionally the first of the fairs in the Showmen’s year. King’s Lynn was famous in Victorian times as the home of creators of steam-powered merry-go-rounds, Savage’s Ltd.

The museum holds an important archive of material from Savage’s and some of the patterns and drawings are on display in the museum for the first time. The exhibition features a large working drawing in chalk of a galloping cockerel, conserved by Yuki Russell at the Norfolk Record Office with support from a grant from the Friends of King’s Lynn Museums.

The exhibition is free with museum admission.

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