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The Red Mount and South Gate need guides

Picture of Red Mount in the Walks

Published: Friday, 26th July 2019

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is looking for people to join its team of heritage volunteers.

The Red Mount Chapel and South Gate are two of Lynn’s most historic buildings, and during their summer season opening hours, they are run entirely by volunteers. The heritage volunteers welcome visitors to the buildings, show them round, and share their knowledge of the buildings’ histories. 

Experience is not essential, as full training will be given. All volunteers need to have is enthusiasm, and some free time. Whether people are knowledgeable about Lynn's history, or just keen to learn more, volunteering is a great way to bring communities together through local history. 

The two buildings are open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday until mid-September between 1pm and 4pm.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture Heritage and Health, said: “We are extremely lucky in Lynn to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic team of heritage volunteers. They do a superb job making sure that the Red Mount Chapel and South Gate are open throughout the summer, so visitors and local residents alike can enjoy these beautiful buildings as much as possible. If you’d like to join the team, make friends, and learn much more about our town’s history, please do contact us.” 

Anyone who would like to find out more should email

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