Aylsham Heritage Centre

Aylsham Heritage Centre Opening Hours. Monday -10.30 - 1.00
Tuesday-10.30 - 3.30
Wednesday -10.30 - 3.30
Thursday -10.30 - 3.30
Friday - -10.30 - 3.30
Saturday -10.30 - 1.00
First Saturday of the month only

Next to the War memorial in the churchyard

We're located in the ground of St Michael's church in Aylsham, just near the war memorial. We have themed exhibtions about Aylsham, and run children's and family craft sessions in school holidays. Visit out website www.aylshamheritage.com for information about upcoming events.

Operating as usual

So lovely to have such a great review left for us after one of the bespoke guided walks we ran last week....We had a ver...
15/09/2021

So lovely to have such a great review left for us after one of the bespoke guided walks we ran last week....

We had a very interesting guided walk with Jayne this morning. Lots of facts to digest about the history of the town which we wouldn’t have discovered on our own. Thanks so much Jayne and keep up the good work. We didn’t manage to see the inside of the Heritage centre as it was too busy but we’ll have to come back another day for our next fix of Aylsham.

If you are visiting the town and fancy learning more about the history of this little gem of a place, then why not book your own bespoke guided walk ..... visit www.aylshamheritage.com/bespoke-guided-walks to find out more!

So lovely to have such a great review left for us after one of the bespoke guided walks we ran last week....

We had a very interesting guided walk with Jayne this morning. Lots of facts to digest about the history of the town which we wouldn’t have discovered on our own. Thanks so much Jayne and keep up the good work. We didn’t manage to see the inside of the Heritage centre as it was too busy but we’ll have to come back another day for our next fix of Aylsham.

If you are visiting the town and fancy learning more about the history of this little gem of a place, then why not book your own bespoke guided walk ..... visit www.aylshamheritage.com/bespoke-guided-walks to find out more!

Are you thinking of enjoying a trip on the @BureValleyRailway during September or October? Did you know that if you trav...
12/09/2021

Are you thinking of enjoying a trip on the @BureValleyRailway during September or October? Did you know that if you travel from Wroxham on the 11.15 train you can book a free guided History walk into Aylsham to the Heritage Centre where you can visit our exhibition all about the history of Marriott's Way, leaving plenty of time to catch the 3pm train back to Wroxham. Email us to book

Are you thinking of enjoying a trip on the @BureValleyRailway during September or October? Did you know that if you travel from Wroxham on the 11.15 train you can book a free guided History walk into Aylsham to the Heritage Centre where you can visit our exhibition all about the history of Marriott's Way, leaving plenty of time to catch the 3pm train back to Wroxham. Email us to book

We are hosting another History Weekend 24th - 26th September as the last one was so popular! Friday evening 7pm  and Sun...
11/09/2021

We are hosting another History Weekend 24th - 26th September as the last one was so popular!
Friday evening 7pm and Sunday 11am and 2pm - Join a History walk from the Heritage Centre. These are filling up quickly so don't miss out! Book places at www.aylshamheritage.com £7 per person.
Saturday 25th - A Free drop in event in the Town Hall between 9 and 1pm. The Roman Project, The Archives and the History Society will be joining us with information, displays and films too along with tea and coffee. Do you need help reading an old document?’ Do you have an old letter, deed, diary or will that you are struggling to decipher? Why not bring it along and the lovely archivists will give you a hand! There will be a short guided walk available too at 11 am for a small fee.
Free entrance and everyone welcome!

We are hosting another History Weekend 24th - 26th September as the last one was so popular!
Friday evening 7pm and Sunday 11am and 2pm - Join a History walk from the Heritage Centre. These are filling up quickly so don't miss out! Book places at www.aylshamheritage.com £7 per person.
Saturday 25th - A Free drop in event in the Town Hall between 9 and 1pm. The Roman Project, The Archives and the History Society will be joining us with information, displays and films too along with tea and coffee. Do you need help reading an old document?’ Do you have an old letter, deed, diary or will that you are struggling to decipher? Why not bring it along and the lovely archivists will give you a hand! There will be a short guided walk available too at 11 am for a small fee.
Free entrance and everyone welcome!

We are hosting a visiting exhibition all about the history of Marriott's Way which will be in the centre for the whole o...
08/09/2021

We are hosting a visiting exhibition all about the history of Marriott's Way which will be in the centre for the whole of September. Lots of fascinating information about the railway and the people, places and events that are part of its history. There is a fantastic free guidebook too.

We are hosting a visiting exhibition all about the history of Marriott's Way which will be in the centre for the whole of September. Lots of fascinating information about the railway and the people, places and events that are part of its history. There is a fantastic free guidebook too.

The last walk of the year is happening on Friday Sept 24th and Sunday Sept 26th. This time we are venturing down into Mi...
08/09/2021

The last walk of the year is happening on Friday Sept 24th and Sunday Sept 26th. This time we are venturing down into Millgate. Sunday afternoon is sold out, but we still have spaces on Friday evening and Sunday morning. £7 per person including refreshments. Booking essential www.aylshamheritage.com or pop in and book in person

The last walk of the year is happening on Friday Sept 24th and Sunday Sept 26th. This time we are venturing down into Millgate. Sunday afternoon is sold out, but we still have spaces on Friday evening and Sunday morning. £7 per person including refreshments. Booking essential www.aylshamheritage.com or pop in and book in person

Another needle felting workshop is happening at the Heritage Centre in September - Wednesday 29th September 10 - 2.30 - ...
03/09/2021

Another needle felting workshop is happening at the Heritage Centre in September - Wednesday 29th September 10 - 2.30 - making a Panda - Suitable for those with some felting experience. £25 - Booking essential www.aylshamheritage.com

Another needle felting workshop is happening at the Heritage Centre in September - Wednesday 29th September 10 - 2.30 - making a Panda - Suitable for those with some felting experience. £25 - Booking essential www.aylshamheritage.com

We are pleased to be able to host our annual wine tasting event as part of the Aylsham Food Festival in conjunction with...
03/09/2021

We are pleased to be able to host our annual wine tasting event as part of the Aylsham Food Festival in conjunction with Harper Wells of Norwich. We appreciate that some people are anxious about restrictions being relaxed so we have decided to offer two events, one in person and one online so that anyone who wants to can take part and feel comfortable.

In Person
The in person evening in the Heritage is on Saturday 2nd October starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £20 per person and include cheese and bread to nibble on as well as 6 wines to taste with commentary by Brian Sullivan of Harper Wells. Places limited so booking is essential.

Online
The online evening will be Saturday 16th October at 7pm via Zoom. Tickets cost £40 per household and includes 3 bottles of wine delivered to you before the evening, and commentary by Brian Sullivan of Harper Wells.

We are pleased to be able to host our annual wine tasting event as part of the Aylsham Food Festival in conjunction with Harper Wells of Norwich. We appreciate that some people are anxious about restrictions being relaxed so we have decided to offer two events, one in person and one online so that anyone who wants to can take part and feel comfortable.

In Person
The in person evening in the Heritage is on Saturday 2nd October starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £20 per person and include cheese and bread to nibble on as well as 6 wines to taste with commentary by Brian Sullivan of Harper Wells. Places limited so booking is essential.

Online
The online evening will be Saturday 16th October at 7pm via Zoom. Tickets cost £40 per household and includes 3 bottles of wine delivered to you before the evening, and commentary by Brian Sullivan of Harper Wells.

We are hosting another History Weekend 24th - 26th September as the last one was so popular! Friday evening 7pm  and Sun...
01/09/2021

We are hosting another History Weekend 24th - 26th September as the last one was so popular!

Friday evening 7pm and Sunday 11am and 2pm - Join a History walk from the Heritage Centre. These are filling up quickly so don't miss out! Book places at www.aylshamheritage.com £7 per person.

Saturday 25th - A Free drop in event in the Town Hall between 9 and 1pm. The Roman Project, The Archives and the History Society will be joining us with information, displays and films too along with tea and coffee. Do you need help reading an old document?’ Do you have an old letter, deed, diary or will that you are struggling to decipher? Why not bring it along and the lovely archivists will give you a hand! There will be a short guided walk available too at 11 am for a small fee.

Free entrance and everyone welcome!

We are hosting another History Weekend 24th - 26th September as the last one was so popular!

Friday evening 7pm and Sunday 11am and 2pm - Join a History walk from the Heritage Centre. These are filling up quickly so don't miss out! Book places at www.aylshamheritage.com £7 per person.

Saturday 25th - A Free drop in event in the Town Hall between 9 and 1pm. The Roman Project, The Archives and the History Society will be joining us with information, displays and films too along with tea and coffee. Do you need help reading an old document?’ Do you have an old letter, deed, diary or will that you are struggling to decipher? Why not bring it along and the lovely archivists will give you a hand! There will be a short guided walk available too at 11 am for a small fee.

Free entrance and everyone welcome!

31/08/2021

It's all change in the centre tomorrow .... we have a visiting exhibition about Marriott's Way which has been put together by The Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail project which was overseen by Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team.
The exhibition includes:
* Timeline
* Who was Marriot?
* War & Rail
* Farming & Freight
* Wildlife

It will be in the Heritage Centre for the whole of September. So pop in an have a look!

31/08/2021

Today is the final day to get your Treasure Hunt entries in to be in with a chance of winning an Urban Clay gift voucher! We close at 3.30, so not long left! We hope you have enjoyed hunting down all the clues!

25/08/2021

Just a few days left to get your treasure hunt back to the centre! Pop it in the box before the end of 31st August to be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher for Urban Clay

Lovely day making Badgers! They went through several different stages including a duck and a bear but the end result was...
25/08/2021

Lovely day making Badgers! They went through several different stages including a duck and a bear but the end result was pretty good!!!

22/08/2021
ylshamheritage.com

Thank you to everyone who came to one of the events over this weekend for the Aylsham History weekend. The walks were thankfully dry and I enjoyed everyone's company very much. Well done to all those involved in the event in the town hall on Saturday too. The good news is we hope to put on another event for you all in September. Booking for further walks is already open on our website and these will follow a route down to Millgate. aylshamheritage.com

21/08/2021

A really enjoyable evening last night with the first of three walks this weekend. Still spaces available for tomorrow morning at 11 am. £7 per person including refreshments. 1.7 miles and just over 90min duration. Book via www.aylshamheritage.com

20/08/2021

You have until August the 31st to get your Treasure Hunt answers in to the centre to be in with a chance of winning a prize - a gift voucher kindly donated by Urban Clay of Aylsham. Thank you!!!!

It's tomorrow! History Society event with films, mardle and cake in the town hall, with an exhibition about Marriott's W...
20/08/2021

It's tomorrow! History Society event with films, mardle and cake in the town hall, with an exhibition about Marriott's Way.
Free entry 9 - 5 Aylsham Town Hall

It's tomorrow! History Society event with films, mardle and cake in the town hall, with an exhibition about Marriott's Way.
Free entry 9 - 5 Aylsham Town Hall

18/08/2021

Our friends at Aylsham In Bloom need some help in their mission to restore the Paupers Graveyard. If you fancy lending a hand see the info below!

Paupers Graves, Mill Lane, Aylsham
Restoration Project Supported by Aylsham Town Council, Aylsham in Bloom Royal Horticultural Society – Greening Great Britain Grant

Many thanks for the help so far. We are making progress but need more volunteers please for the following dates. Aylsham in Bloom volunteers will be on site to hoe and rake ground and dig up perennial weeds ready for seed sowing in the autumn. Please come and join us. Bring a rake or hoe a fork and gardening gloves.

As some people do not know where the site is Wendy Sadler will meet people outside the ACT Centre St Michael’s Ave at the times listed

Any queries please contact Wendy [email protected] o

Thursday 19th August at 10am
Saturday 21st August at 10 am
Monday 23rd August at 10am and again at 4pm
Thursday 26th August at 2pm
Saturday 28th August at 10

So lovely to hear how much one particular family enjoyed the FREE treasure Hunt around Aylsham. They even found one of t...
15/08/2021

So lovely to hear how much one particular family enjoyed the FREE treasure Hunt around Aylsham. They even found one of the tricky ones!!

Why not pick up a copy from the centre and have a go too. You can complete the hunt over several days if you wish! Just return your entry to the centre by August 31st to be in with a chance to win a prize. How many clues can you answer?!

So lovely to hear how much one particular family enjoyed the FREE treasure Hunt around Aylsham. They even found one of the tricky ones!!

Why not pick up a copy from the centre and have a go too. You can complete the hunt over several days if you wish! Just return your entry to the centre by August 31st to be in with a chance to win a prize. How many clues can you answer?!

13/08/2021

Congratulations to our competition winners - Fiona Alderson, Malcolm Jones and Julie Curl! Thank you to to Bure Valley Railway and Woodgate Nursery for donating prizes

Not long now until the Aylsham History Weekend 20th - 22nd August. The two walks initially advertised are fully booked -...
13/08/2021

Not long now until the Aylsham History Weekend 20th - 22nd August.
The two walks initially advertised are fully booked - but an additional time has been added! The 1.7 mile walk taking in the Railway and Workhouse will also take place at 11am on Sunday 22nd August. £7 per person including refreshments - booking essential http://www.aylshamheritage.com/2021-talks-walks-and-social-events.html

The free event in the Town Hall on Saturday 21st August is now running between 9 and 5 to give people a chance to view not only films about the town, but also a new exhibition about Marriott’s Way produced by The Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail project which was overseen by Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team. Find out more about
the railway including
* Timeline
* Who was Marriot?
* War & Rail
* Farming & Freight
* Wildlife

Not long now until the Aylsham History Weekend 20th - 22nd August.
The two walks initially advertised are fully booked - but an additional time has been added! The 1.7 mile walk taking in the Railway and Workhouse will also take place at 11am on Sunday 22nd August. £7 per person including refreshments - booking essential http://www.aylshamheritage.com/2021-talks-walks-and-social-events.html

The free event in the Town Hall on Saturday 21st August is now running between 9 and 5 to give people a chance to view not only films about the town, but also a new exhibition about Marriott’s Way produced by The Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail project which was overseen by Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team. Find out more about
the railway including
* Timeline
* Who was Marriot?
* War & Rail
* Farming & Freight
* Wildlife

Thank you to everyone who voted to help us to find the most popular archive photograph. We had hundreds of votes and the...
13/08/2021

Thank you to everyone who voted to help us to find the most popular archive photograph. We had hundreds of votes and the winner has been found! With almost 20% of the votes the picture of the stage coach outside the Black Boys pub in 1909 has been crowned the most popular! (courtesy Aylsham Town Archive.)

The full order of the vote can be found on our website http://www.aylshamheritage.com/top-10-archive-photos.html if you are curious about how your favourite picture fared!

Thank you to everyone who voted to help us to find the most popular archive photograph. We had hundreds of votes and the winner has been found! With almost 20% of the votes the picture of the stage coach outside the Black Boys pub in 1909 has been crowned the most popular! (courtesy Aylsham Town Archive.)

The full order of the vote can be found on our website http://www.aylshamheritage.com/top-10-archive-photos.html if you are curious about how your favourite picture fared!

Only a few spaces left on our next summer walk. This one is slightly longer than the last one - 1.7 miles - and will inc...
04/08/2021

Only a few spaces left on our next summer walk. This one is slightly longer than the last one - 1.7 miles - and will include some of the history of the railway and the workhouse. Starts and finishes at the Heritage Centre.
Friday 20th August - 7pm
Sunday 22nd August - 2pm
£7 per person including refreshments on our return.
Booking essential as numbers are limited.
aylshamheritage.com

Only a few spaces left on our next summer walk. This one is slightly longer than the last one - 1.7 miles - and will include some of the history of the railway and the workhouse. Starts and finishes at the Heritage Centre.
Friday 20th August - 7pm
Sunday 22nd August - 2pm
£7 per person including refreshments on our return.
Booking essential as numbers are limited.
aylshamheritage.com

Last chance to vote for your favourite archive photo as part of our 10th Birthday celebration event! We will be at the f...
30/07/2021

Last chance to vote for your favourite archive photo as part of our 10th Birthday celebration event! We will be at the farmers market on Saturday 7th and then the vote will close! You can vote online at https://www.aylshamheritage.com/top-10-archive-photos.html. Photo number ten is this picture of the Dog Hotel at the top of Norwich Road in the 1920s. . Will this be your choice?
Photograph courtesy of Aylsham Town Archive

Last chance to vote for your favourite archive photo as part of our 10th Birthday celebration event! We will be at the farmers market on Saturday 7th and then the vote will close! You can vote online at https://www.aylshamheritage.com/top-10-archive-photos.html. Photo number ten is this picture of the Dog Hotel at the top of Norwich Road in the 1920s. . Will this be your choice?
Photograph courtesy of Aylsham Town Archive

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☺️ PLEASE SHARE 🙂 My father-in-law FRED BECKETT is looking for his long lost sister JUNE WARD. Her birthday date is 3rd June 1943. The last time they saw each other was over 60 years ago. They had an argument about their dying father and never spoke again. Fred moved shortly afterwards to Thornton-Cleveleys Lancs, from Norwich Norfolk. She married a man called WALLY WARD and they lived in Aylsham Norfolk. He misses her and would love to know what happened to her and her family. If anyone has any information please PM me. Thank you.
A new page has been added to www.oldshuck.info - 'Birth and Death in Aylsham Union' (transcripts of the birth, baptism, death and burial registers that were kept by the workhouses at Buxton, Oulton and Aylsham).
Hi Jayne, please save me a place on the Edith C thing next year. Mx
a preview of Aylsham Heritage Centre New Exhibition that opens on wednesday the 28th of Feb at 1030
Sorry to mention the C word but are you doing Breakfast with Santa at Christmas this year?