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What's on:

Wednesday 20th May

Dorothy Halfhide – Thorney Abbey

Sunday 24th May

Hard Hat Day at the Old Fire Station (10am - 1pm)
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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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Hard Hat Day (24th May)

To kick off Downham Market Festival Week, local people are being given a sneak preview of their new heritage and learning centre. Builders have been on site at the Old Fire Station in Priory Road for a couple of months working to transform the building into the new centre, to be called 'Discover Downham', Read More.

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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Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10.00am - 12 noon

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