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Heritage Centre

Discover Downham Heritage Centre

Discover Downham Heritage Centre


Discover Downham Heritage Centre

01366 384428


Discover Downham Heritage Centre,
The Old Fire Station,
Priory Road,
Downham Market,
PE38 9JS


The Society is operating as a ‘social enterprise’, in that it raises funds through donations, membership fees, admission fees to its talks and visits, and through the sale of postcards and notelets depicting local scenes painted by one of its members.

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 details

The centre is open to the public Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, each week. It is open to school groups and other educational visits on other days. Please enquire if you would like further details.

The centre also has rooms available for hire along with research and cafe facilities.


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Map reference: TF 608031  Lat: 52.60217 Long: 0.37348