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What's on:

Wednesday 15th June

Robert Bell – Visit Wisbech Museum (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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Exciting news

Discover Downham is recruiting learning volunteers to form the brand new learning team.

For more information please contact Meg Barclay (learning officer) learning@discoverdownham.org.uk/01366 384428

New Centre is now open

The brand new centre, Discover Downham has now opened.

Please come and see us at our brand new centre on Priory Road, we are open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am -4pm. The centre is free to visit. The new displays together which focus on Fenland life and the development of the town including its trades, industries and shops.

There is also an area for researchers to use the small library and computers to find out more about the heritage of the town. A bright and airy room will be used for schools, and will also be available for local community groups to hire.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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.


Opening times

Thursdays to Saturdays 10am - 4pm

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