What are 'Men's Sheds'?

The shed concept began in Australia in the mid 90's. There was a realisation that older men encountered a number of health and well-being issues, that could, in part, be attributable to social isolation. Quite often, men would retire and lose a significant network of friends and colleagues. Sometimes that gap was difficult to fill.

Whenever men get involved in activities they share their knowledge and experience. That mentoring mindset is nurtured at Men's Shed. It is a place where men - particularly retired men - can come together and make things. Since then the movement has spread across the globe and here in the UK there are over 528 sheds providing enjoyment for almost 13000 members.

What sort of people are we looking for?

King's Lynn Men's Shed offers a friendly social atmosphere where anyone is welcome. There are of course exceptions, we are not set up to deal with vulnerable people and we aren't a care provider, so individuals need to be self managing. Neither are we teachers or experts - although the sharing of ideas and skills is undoubtably a valuable part of working together in our 'shed'.

So, if you think you might enjoy being part of the King’s Lynn Men's Shed get in contact with us or just turn up and have a chat.

What is a Men’s Shed?

  • A larger version of the typical Men’s Shed in the garden!
  • A group of men working on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in safe, friendly and inclusive venue.
  • Somewhere to feel at home, have a laugh, socialise, pursue practicalinterests and stay active!
  • A place to capture and pass on skills and craftsmanship between each other.
  • The Shed can also be a place to come and sit for awhile, have a chat over a cup of tea.