Discover Downham

Discover Downham Heritage

The Old Fire Station,
30 Priory Road, Downham Market
Norfolk, PE38 9JS 

01366 384428

About Discover Downham

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

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

Special events

No Events listed at present

Other good things to do nearby

On Fridays and Saturdays you can visit Downham’s bustling, historic market where you can buy everything from fresh produce to clothes and carpets. Or just enjoy strolling around the town and enjoy its amazing architecture, from the Town Hall to the unmissable black and white clock tower overlooking the market place.

Just out of town at Stow Bardolf is Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre with animals, an adventure playground, tea room and shop.


Travel and Parking

Downham Market is just off the A10. There is free parking in the town and disabled spaces.

Public transport

The heritage centre is 10 minute walk from Downham train station.


Thursdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm, all year round.

It is advisable to contact the musuem before visiting to ensure they are open.


Admission is free.

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