Welcome to The Norfolk Wherry Trust

Welcome to the Wherry Albion, a 116yr old traditional Norfolk Wherry, and known as a ‘black sailed trader’ she is one of only two remaining trading barges built specifically for the Broads. At their peak there were over 300 of these craft, but now Albion is the only one available for hire. In the summer months during the Edwardian era, skippers scrubbed out the holds and took holiday makers for trips to make extra money. If you want to follow in Edwardian footsteps and explore the unique Broads wetlands beneath Albion’s vast black sail, then go to our Charter Page to find out all you need to know – otherwise we would love to see you at one of our Free Public Open Days that you will find listed under Events. BBC Countryfile Magazine named Albion as one of the Top 10 Boat Trips in the UK.