Covid-19 – Impact & Response

The Norfolk Wherry Trust is, like all responsible organisations, following government advice about the Covid-19 virus. The safety and health of charter and day cruise passengers and the NWT volunteers and visitors is of paramount importance. Changes have had to be made to the operational schedule. All bookings for Albion are cancelled until 1st July 2020 and day cruises and open days until 15th July 2020. Bookings are still being taken for all dates after 1st July 2020 until the end of the season. More details can be found here.


Event information

Public Open Days

Albion, a Norfolk wherry, celebrating her 122nd birthday in 2020 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.  Come and see the Broads icon that enchanted them.

Albion Open Days 2020

Open days from 10am til 4pm. Free entry with car parks, pubs and cafes nearby.  For further details, please email us.

Mon 25th May ** Cancelled ** Potter Heigham by the old bridge
Sat 11th July ** Cancelled ** Beccles (by Yacht Station off Fen Lane)
Tue 14th July ** Cancelled ** Oulton Broad at the Yacht Station
Sat 18th July * To be confirmed * Thurne Mill
Sat 15th August * To be confirmed * Ranworth
Thu 17th Sept * To be confirmed * Wherry Base, Ludham (part of Heritage Open Days)

Other Events

Sat 13th June 2020 – Annual General Meeting at our Ludham base (18.00 for 18.30).
Sat/Sun 5th/6th Sept 2020 – Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival (Albion will not be present)
Sat 14th Nov 2020 – Member’s Laying-up Supper at The Old Rectory Hotel, Crostwick.

Day Cruises 2020

You may wish to sail on Albion for a day, gliding along our wonderful rivers through magical wetlands.  For further details see our Day Cruises page. Bookings through our Charter Secretary: Midge Harris email, Tel: 01362 822058 (evenings), Mob: 07586 353904.

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