The Bircham Book Room is open any time you see the door open.  Come and browse!

The Bircham Centre - Times of Opening


Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9am - 1pm

Donations accepted Tuesday only: 10am - 12pm


Please check Norfolk County Council website for exact

hours and services


Wednesdays: 8am - 11am

Season's Greetings from the Bircham Centre!
Latest news from the Bircham...
  • The Trustees of the Bircham Centre thank all customers, users and friends for your support over the past year and wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year

  • We've received a grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation to support our Community Warm Space initiative... more

  • Watch out for new developments on our website. It's our way of keeping you informed so do come back and browse to see what's new! 


The Bircham Centre has been a key part of Reepham's town centre for over 100 years.  The building was donated to the town as a Reading Room in 1919 by its owner Samuel Bircham, and then it was called Hackford House.  The part of the building housing the Archive and downstairs, the office, date back to the Jacobean period (the 1600s).


In the First World War, the main part of the building was used as a recuperation centre and in 1923 the remainder of the building and the garden were handed over, in trust, to the town.


These days, the fabric of The Bircham Centre is maintained entirely by donations from you.  It houses the Library and our Charity Shop, and lots of people use it to run clubs and groups.  We have a range of therapists working from the centre and the Reepham & Wensum Valley Team Churches have their headquarters here.