Events

Events & Open Days

We normally offer a number of opportunities for you to visit and sail on Albion during the sailing season (May-September).

Albion, a Norfolk wherry, celebrating her 125th birthday in 2023 was built as a cargo carrying sailing barge and rescued by Norfolk Wherry Trust in 1949, and maintained in sailing condition by volunteers ever since.  She has a vast black sail and her hull measures some 60′ long by 15′ wide.  Voted ‘runner up’ Flagship of the Year by National Historic Ships in 2010, she has featured in TV programmes hosted by Matt Baker and Giles Coren and hosted Timothy West and Prunella Scales in an episode of Great Canal Journeys.  In 2021, Albion featured in an episode of  two Channel 5 series – Motorhoming with Paul Merton and Suki Webster and Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out.   Come and see the Broads icon that enchanted them all.

Albion Open Days

All 2023 Public Open Days have now taken place – events already scheduled for 2024 are shown below.  For further details, please email us.

EventWhenLocationInformation (if available)
Royal Norfolk ShowWed 26-Jun-24
8:30am - 7:00pm
Norfolk Showground
Dereham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR5 0TT

Home – Royal Norfolk Show

TBC Stand Number

Royal Norfolk ShowThu 27-Jun-24
8:30am - 5:00pm
Norfolk Showground
Dereham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR5 0TT

Home – Royal Norfolk Show

TBC Stand Number

Open Day – LudhamSun 30-Jun-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ludham Base
Horsefen Road
Ludham
Norfolk
NR29 5QG

Part of Ludham Open Gardens event – details TBC

Open Day – BecclesSun 07-Jul-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Beccles Yacht Station
The Quay
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9BH
Open Day – Oulton BroadSun 14-Jul-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Oulton Broad
Bridge Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 9JS
Open Day – StalhamThu 15-Aug-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Museum of the Broads (Stalham)
The Poors Staithe
Stalham
Norfolk
NR12 9DA

Note date has changed from initial published schedule

Heritage Open DaySat 14-Sep-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ludham Base
Horsefen Road
Ludham
Norfolk
NR29 5QG

Part of the Norfolk HODS events

Heritage Open DaySun 15-Sep-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ludham Base
Horsefen Road
Ludham
Norfolk
NR29 5QG

Part of the Norfolk HODS events

    Sail On Wherry Albion

    You may wish to sail on Albion for a day, gliding along our wonderful rivers through magical wetlands.   Please see our Sail on Wherry Albion page for further details.