Cremation and Mintlyn Crematorium

Mintlyn Crematorium was opened in 1980 and occupies a seventeen acre site of gardens and glades, 3 miles from the centre of King's Lynn at Lynn Road, Bawsey, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1HB, close to the A149, King's Lynn by-pass.


The office of the Cemetery and Crematorium Service are located at Mintlyn Crematorium, 3 miles from the centre of King's Lynn, on the B1145, Lynn Road. From here the Council's six cemeteries and the crematorium are administered and any public enquiries answered.


You can use of interactive map below to see the exact location of Mintlyn Crematorium



Location of Mintlyn Crematorium


For Sat Nav users our postcode is PE32 1HB.


To contact us by telephone our number is 01553 630533.  There is an option to press if you would like help with directions to Mintlyn Crematorium from all major routes into King's Lynn. 


There is on-site parking for around 60 vehicles in designated car-park areas. Please follow the signs as you come into the IN entrance for Mintlyn. In addition there are 4 blue badge holder designated spaces a short walk from the chapel.


Please refer to the site map at the bottom of this page that you can download.


A team of nine administrative and operational staff ensure that someone is available every day of the year, except Christmas Day, to assist the bereaved and Funeral Directors.


Public Transport


Bus service No. 48 operates between King's Lynn bus and train stations and Gayton/Harpley. There is a bus stop immediately outside the Crematorium on the B1145. Refer to Norfolk Green Timetables for more information. The nearest taxi ranks are in King's Lynn town centre and at the Bus and Train stations.


Opening Times


The chapel and grounds are open daily Monday to Friday, Weekends and Bank Holidays and we welcomes visitors at the following times:


1 October to 31 March


Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:45pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10:00am - 4:30pm


1 April to 30 September


Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10:00am - 6:00pm


The gates are opened on Christmas Day but the office is not staffed.


Access to the chapel is restricted when services are taking place.


The Crematorium Administration Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. There is someone to assist visitors at weekends and on Bank Holidays if needed. Please go to the Public Enquiry Office.


We endeavour to offer the highest calibre service and are proud of our reputation for excellent compassionate service to the public and high standards of grounds maintenance throughout the cemeteries and the crematorium. As a Local Authority service we have no commercial incentives and will give you impartial advice on funeral service arrangements without charge.




The chapel, which seats approximately 100 people, is equipped with the state of the art Wesley Music System which can play via the chapels speaker system (using bespoke mp3 software) any piece of music that has at sometime been officially recorded. 


Wesley Music are also able to convert any personal recordings to be played if required. Whilst the Wesley Music System does hold an extensive library of hymns with or without a choir, the chapel has an electronic organ that will be played by our organist. Giving a full range of music options to families.


The chapel is on a single level giving easy access for wheelchairs and disabled toilet facilities are available. There is also an induction loop system installed to benefit those who wear a hearing aid.


Gardens of Remembrance


The Gardens of Remembrance are a mixture of informal woodlands planted with memorial trees and shrubs where people can sit on seats dedicated to the memory of loved ones, a lawned area with memorial shrubs and trees as well as memorial kerbs, and finally a more formal area of memorial kerb plates and trees to mark the final resting place of the deceased.


There is also a Columbarium (which is where the cremated remains rest in vaults sealed with inscribed granite tablets) sited close to the main building. Parts of the grounds are managed as conservation areas thus encouraging wildlife and various wild flowers to flourish.


To found out more about the public facilities at Mintlyn Crematorium and our gardens, download a copy of our Gardens of Remembrance Leaflet (pdf 317Kb).


Last updated: 23 July 2015
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