Discover Downham Heritage & Learning Centre

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Discover Downham is run by the Downham Market & District Heritage Society.

The Society is operating as a ‘social enterprise’, in that it raises funds through donations, membership fees, admission fees to its talks and visits, hire of rooms, and through the sale of postcards and notelets depicting local scenes painted by one of its members.

Discover Downham Heritage & Learning Centre

At the edge of the Fens and on the banks of the river Ouse Downham Market is one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns. Dating back to Saxon times it was once a thriving hub of agricultural industry. The town today has many fine historic buildings, independent shops and weekly markets.

Discover Downham Heritage is run by Downham Market and District Heritage Society. With interactive displays, information and exhibits the center shows how Downham’s local trades, communities and location helped shape it and how we can still see these stories from the past today.

The center has a children’s corner and research facilities open to the public.

Light refreshments are available and there is a small shop area.

Site Information
Opening Times:
Thursday,Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm. Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm
Contact Details:
30 Priory Rd, Downham Market, pe38 9JS, Norfolk
Visitor Information
Disabled access
Refreshments (nearby)
Social Heritage
Nearby Attractions
Attraction 1:
The Market Place
0.14 Miles Away
Downham Market has a regular, popular and thriving outdoor market held every Friday and Saturday on the Town Hall car park, next to the imposing Town Hall. The market is open between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.
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Attraction 2:
Downham Market
0.16 Miles Away
On the banks of the River Great Ouse, and dating back to Saxon times, Downham Market is one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns. The attractive market place is immediately identifiable by the splendidly unusual and majestic black and white clock.
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Attraction 3:
Downham Market Town Square
0.19 Miles Away
The Town Square is situated in the very heart of the town and is the square inhabited by the iconic Town Clock. Town Square Trading is aimed to maximize the square’s potential encompassing a range of activities from individual stalls, craft stalls, hosting public information roadshows/campaigns, advertising opportunities, product launches to a performance arena highlighting local talent.
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Attraction 4:
Church of St Edmund's, Downham Market
0.3 Miles Away
St Edmund’s is located on a beautiful site, overlooking the town to the fens beyond. Although the building underwent an extensive 19th- century restoration, a number of earlier features survive, including a 15th-century font, a lady chapel dating from c.1500 and an eight branch glass chandelier made c.1730.
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Attraction 5:
Downham Market Train Station
0.34 Miles Away
Downham Market railway station is on the Fen line in the east of England.
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