Supported by the National Lottery

What's on:

Wednesday 18th March

Howard Barber – Pentney Abbey

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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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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 Old Fire Station Heritage Centre Project

We are delighted to announce that after a year in Development the Heritage Lottery Fund have offered us £386,300 towards the new Heritage and Learning Centre in Downham's Old Fire Station. We still need to secure additional funding before the project can go ahead but we are hopeful that now the HLF have committed the rest of the finances will soon be in place. Further funding news in the near future.

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

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Please make a donation

Please make a donation
GOAL: £12,000
We now have a page on localgiving.com,
please make a donation on the following link
Localgiving.com - Downham Market & District Heritage Society