Living, Floating History - Heritage Open Day in GREAT YARMOUTH, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

Living, Floating History


The Albion was constructed in 1898 and is one of only two black-sailed trading wherries still afloat. Experienced volunteers will guide you through the bow section where the sail and mast are raised and lowered, the hold where the cargoes were carried and the stern part of the boat where the crew slept in the 'cuddy' and the skipper steered and controlled the sail.
In addition in the work-shed alongside the boat will be exhibitions about food carrying wherries - "Edible England" and archive materials about wherry history.

There will also be the chance to talk about the past, present and future plans for The Norfolk Wherry Trust, which maintains and runs The Albion.
There will be models of a wherry and a newly produced wherry game.

To take part online, check back here to connect - link available from 10 September.

Guide Prices

FREE entry
No booking required

Book Tickets Online

Map & Directions

Road Directions

On the eastern side of Ludham Village Horsefen Road leads to Womack Staithe. Carry on past the staithe almost to the end of this cul de sac. Forsythe Wherry Yard - the Home of the Albion is situated on the right hand side between the Swallowtail Boatyard and the Hunter Fleet Yard.

Living, Floating History

Type:Heritage Open Day

Norfolk Wherry Trust, Horsefen Road, Ludham, GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, NR29 5QG

Tel: 07773175693

Opening Times

Season (18 Sept 2021 - 19 Sept 2021)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 15:00