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What's on:

Wednesday 5th August

Gary Rossin – Visit to S.H.A.R.P. (Sedgeford dig) (Bookings only)

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We can give a talk to your organisation on the various subjects,

loan a box of goodies for education or reminiscence,

or answer enquiries into the archives.


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PT admin officer job Application

Administrative Officer - Heritage Centre

£14,560 p.a pro rata. ( 2 days per week equivalent - £5,824)

Downham Market, Norfolk

A new Heritage and Learning Centre in Downham Market, currently under development, is looking for an efficient and experienced Administrative Officer to support the operations of the centre.

The Old Fire Station at Downham Market will be a hub for local schools, families and community groups to discover more about the heritage of the town. This Heritage Lottery Funded project has learning as one of its core purposes, and the successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the work of the Learning Officer.

This role is part time two days per week, and is offered as a three year fixed term contract. The Administration Officer will be employed by Downham Market and District Heritage Society. To receive a full Job Description please email: downham@dmdht.plus.com

The closing date for this post is 14th August, interviews will be held w/c 31st August.

More details about the job offer can be found here

Discover Downham moves a step closer

After twelve years of the Heritage Centre being based at the Town Hall in Downham Market, we are packing up to get ready for the move to our new home at the Old Fire Station in Priory Road.

The building work at the centre will be completed in the Autumn, and then we’ll begin fitting out the centre with the new displays over the winter months.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, WREN, and other local charitable organisations; Discover Downham will be a brand new heritage and learning centre, with space for community groups to hire for meetings. Permanent displays will chart the history of the surrounding area, and there will be a programme of changing exhibitions. The new Centre will open in Spring 2016. Our last day of opening at the Town Hall is Friday 31st July.

Our programme of talks listed on What’s On will continue. Thank you for all your support, and we look forward to warmly welcoming you to Discover Downham next year.

Discover Downham

Funding has been secured and we are pleased to announce that work has begun on the Old Fire Station to build a new Heritage and Learing Centre. Projected opening of the building is expected to be Easter 2016

Heritage Centre, Town Hall

The Heritage Centre in the Town Hall is OPEN Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 09.30 am to 12.00 midday. (Note: Working parties are taking place in the Assembly room on Tuesday mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am. You are welcome to call in if you have a query.)

Discover Downham Photos

A collection of historical photos taken in Downham Market and the surrounding areas.
Discover Downham Photos

The Downham Market & District Heritage Society welcomes new volunteers and members.

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Welcome to the Downham Market & District Heritage Centre Website.

Approached from the west across wide acres of flat Fenland, Downham Market lies ahead on the first high ground.

Here our prehistoric ancestors had dry land, safe from flooding, on which to build their homes, raise their cattle and crops, and still enjoy the wealth of fish, eels and wildfowl from the fens.

Through exhibitions and displays the Heritage Centre tells the story of the area and its people through the ages.


The Town Hall
Market Square
Downham Market


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Opening times

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10.00am - 12 noon

The Heritage Centre is due to close on 31st July. Please see the post at the top of the page.

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