Welcome to Aylsham Heritage Centre's Website
Located in the old church rooms in the grounds of St Michael's Church, Aylsham Heritage Centre is a resource for the local community to find out more about the heritage of the area. We are also one of the Tourist Information points in the town.
From the Marketplace, head into the churchyard and walk down the path keeping the church on your left. The centre can be found at the end of the path next to the War memorial.
Market Place Aylsham, Nr11 6EH
Opening Times (March to December)
Monday 10.30am - 1pm
Tuesday - 10.30 am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 10.30am - 3.30pm
Thursday 10.30am - 3.30pm
Friday 10.30am - 3.30 pm
1st Saturday of each month 10.30am - 1pm
Find us in the grounds of St Michael's Churchyard.
Entry is free - although donations are always welcome!
Well behaved dogs on leads are also more than welcome
Donate to the Heritage Centre by visiting our BT Donate page.
The current exhibition is called "What's in a name" and is all about the people who have had streets named after them in the town. There are many interesting stories about the contribution these people have made to the town. These include Humphry Repton the renowned landscape gardener and Joseph Clover the pioneering anaesthetist. There is a fascinating leaflet to accompany the exhibition too which has been produced by the History Society which is available in the centre. The exhibition is open until November.
Brand New Website - written for and by children
Over the last couple of years we have noticed that all the information about the history of the town is aimed at adults. So, in order to put this right, we managed to gain some funding from the Jubilee Trust to create a website for children, written by children. A team from Bure Valley helped us out and the results can be found at https://aylshamhistoryforchildren.weebly.com/ They really have done a cracking job!
Calling all budding detectives!
Wednesday 30th May
Lady Aylsham needs your help! All her treasures have been stolen and she needs to find out the name of the person responsible! Can you solve all the clues to discover the name of the mysterious thief?
Work as a team to solve the clues and find out a little more about the history of Aylsham along the way! (Don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about the town at all to play! )
£5 per team — Suitable for ages 6 and up. (activity lasts approx. 1 - 1.5 hours)
Which team can solve the puzzle in the fastest time!
Wednesday 30th May - Pop in anytime between 10.30 and 3.00 to play. No need to book
We have an exhibition of Roman Artefacts in the centre, from the finds made at Woodgate Nursery. We even have some Roman pottery you can handle too!
There are always lots of things happening at the centre.
Follow the links further down the page to find out more!
Events and News
Hire the Centre
Tourist Information Point
Aylsham Town Archives