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

Public Open Days on Albion and other events NWT is attending in 2024 are shown below.  For further details, please email us.

Event LinkWhenLocation LinkInformation (if available)
Royal Norfolk ShowRoyal Norfolk ShowWed 26-Jun-24
8:30am - 7:00pm
Norfolk Showground
Dereham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR5 0TT
Visit us in Broads Village 1111 display area to hear more about Albion, 125 years old, and one of only 2 trading wherries sailing on...
(click event link to read more)
Royal Norfolk ShowRoyal Norfolk ShowThu 27-Jun-24
8:30am - 5:00pm
Norfolk Showground
Dereham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR5 0TT
Visit us in Broads Village 1111 display area to hear more about Albion, 125 years old, and one of only 2 trading wherries sailing on...
(click event link to read more)
Open Day - LudhamOpen 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 - BecclesOpen Day - BecclesSun 07-Jul-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Beccles Yacht Station
The Quay
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9BH
Come and visit Wherry Albion at Beccles where you will have the opportunity for a free guided tour around this historic vessel, where you will...
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Open Day - Oulton BroadOpen Day - Oulton BroadSun 14-Jul-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Oulton Broad
Bridge Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 9JS
Come and visit Wherry Albion at Oulton Broad where you will have the opportunity for a free guided tour around this historic vessel, where you...
(click event link to read more)
Open Day - StalhamOpen 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. Come aboard the Wherry Albion and explore life below decks on a trading wherry. Chat to the...
(click event link to read more)
Canal Festival - DilhamCanal Festival - DilhamSat 07-Sep-24
10:00am - 6:00pm
Dilham Canal Festival
Canalside Meadow, Oak Road
Dilham
Norfolk
NR28 3PW
NWT will have a stand (not Albion) at this event. More details on the North Walsham and Dilham Canal's website here.
Canal Festival - DilhamCanal Festival - DilhamSun 08-Sep-24
10:00am - 4:00pm
Dilham Canal Festival
Canalside Meadow, Oak Road
Dilham
Norfolk
NR28 3PW
NWT will have a stand (not Albion) at this event. More details on the North Walsham and Dilham Canal's website here.
Heritage Open DayHeritage Open DaySat 14-Sep-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ludham Base
Horsefen Road
Ludham
Norfolk
NR29 5QG
Part of the Norfolk HODS events. Link to the NWT entry on the HODS website.
Heritage Open DayHeritage Open DaySun 15-Sep-24
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ludham Base
Horsefen Road
Ludham
Norfolk
NR29 5QG
Part of the Norfolk HODS events Link to the NWT entry on the HODS website.

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.