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

Public Open Days

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 are in the process of being being scheduled for 2023 including Heritage Open Days in September 2023 at Albion’s Ludham base.  Open Days are provisionally Sunday 2nd July 2023 at Oulton Broad, Sunday 9th July 2023 at Beccles and and Stalham (Museum of the Broads) Thursday 17th August 2023 10am -3pm,   Heritage Open Days are planned for Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023 at Albion’s Ludham base –  10am until 3pm.  For further details, please email us.

Other Events

  • TBC June 2023  – 18:30 Annual General Meeting – open to members to attend – held  at Ludham base.
  • 19th November 2022 – Member’s Laying-up Supper – bookings now closed.

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.


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