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Welcome to the

Waveney Heritage Centre


Giving our past a future

Opening times:

April to September: 2nd & last Sunday of the month, 10 am - 3 pm

October to March: Last Sunday of the month, 10 am - 3 pm

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After the launch of the Waveney Museums Trail map, our two museums (Waveney Heritage and Waveney Wireless) are now open on the second and last Sunday of each month but revert back to once a month (the last Sunday) from October.


So come and collect your map, get your map stamped and follow on to the next museum.  

Also an ideal way for children to get more involved in history. Open from 10 am - 3pm.



Latest Newsletter (March)

Well, hallo again! I'm writing this in my office, looking out at daffodils, tree blossom and all the signs of the world awakening;- Thank goodness!


This is just a reminder that we have our first talk this coming Wednesday, 20th March at 7.30pm. Our chairman Robin Twigge will be entertaining us with the second instalment of “The life and Adventures of Robin Twigge”.   Those of you who remember the first episode will remember how entertaining it was and how varied his life has been;- certainly not a stay-at-home boy!


There will be tea, coffee and cakes on hand as always and we look forward to welcoming you all again.


May I also remind you of our Open Day which follows swiftly on Easter Monday 1st April from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Graham will be in charge of the BBQ as always, drinks and cakes will be on hand and the museum and radio room will be open. 


We have been donated a beautiful collection of photographs of Billingford Windmill which will be displayed in the downstairs museum. They were printed by the photographer himself, demonstrating his talent and, once again, the wealth of talent tucked into what some would assume was a sleepy neighbourhood!


The census returns for Brockdish covering the last hundred plus years will be on hand so that you can see who lived in Brockdish, what they did for a living,  how many children they had and whether they had servants, underlining how much our lives have changed.


You will notice when you visit us in daylight that our grounds are now looking much more cared for. This is thanks to Waveney Volunteers for Wildlife who, in addition to looking after both commons in Brockdish, undertake much unpaid conservation work around the whole area. Not long ago both our commons were so overgrown that they were practically inaccessible to us and of no real use to wildlife such as turtle doves and nightingales which were common around here but are now either absent or rare. We are delighted to be associated with them.


We're hoping for lots of sunshine so you can enjoy the common and our grounds as well as our exhibitions, but come what may it will be a great day!


Very best wishes


Mary Thompson and all the Trustees

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