For 40 years or more various groups in North Walsham have dreamt of opening a Heritage Centre to enable the town’s rich history to be displayed to inform residents and visitors alike. Last year saw the North Walsham Heritage Group’s ‘Big Society’ funded temporary exhibition in St Nicholas Church. This was very well received and inspired the group to seek the next step, a permanent home. At the same time the Town Council were themselves seeking a permanent home for their Information Centre and they decided to lease the Saddlers Rooms on Vicarage Street which included the former meeting room that could be sub-leased to become the Heritage Centre.
The Heritage Centre and Information Centre together form ‘Mi North Walsham’ and is run entirely by volunteers. The Centre is open 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday.
The Heritage Centre is a record of the local community. The team is keen to receive loans or donations of local items that can help describe the town’s history. Documents and photos can tell the story but physical objects can help make that history much more accessible, especially to younger generations. If you have any suitable objects then the North Walsham Heritage Group would love to hear from you. You can contact them on info@northwalshamheritage.org.uk
The Information Centre provides details of local facilities, attractions, events, travel and anything else related to North Walsham too. Please do let them know about your future events. This is linked to the ‘M.i. North Walsham’ Facebook page and the team can be contacted on reception@northwalsham-town.co.uk
If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer with either part of Mi North Walsham, they’d love to hear from you too.