Closing Early

Please be aware that Merchants’ Place will be closed from 12noon on Wednesday 21st August. We will be back open as normal on Thursday 22nd. Thank you for your understanding.

New Courses 2019

A range of courses will be starting at Merchants’ Place from September such as Dressmaking for Beginners, Spanish, British Sign Language, English, Computer Skills, Maths and more. These are organised by Norfolk Community Learning Services. For more information regarding the courses, please have a look at our diary page or browse the Norfolk Community Learning Services website – or call them directly on 01603 306530.

Free Norfolk Day Event

Join us at Merchants’ Place on Saturday 27th July between 10am – 3pm and explore Cromer’s rich coastal history. Discover more about the exciting new North Norfolk Deep History Coast Project, the Cromer Shoal Chalk Bed Marine Conservation Zone and Walk Cromer events. There will be something for everyone! Get involved with hands on activities such as beachcombing, dinosaur and marine themed kids crafts, fossil hunting and more!

Everybody is welcome to come along to this free, fun-filled and informative day! Merchants’ Place are organising this event in conjunction with Norfolk Community Learning Services.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Merchants’ Place are selling tickets for the upcoming North Lodge Park outdoor production. ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ will be showing on Saturday 6th July at 7pm. Each show is £6 per ticket, so be sure to get yours today – just drop into Merchants’ Place reception and speak to a member of staff. PLEASE NOTE: We are only open for ticket buyers Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.

Volunteer Open Day – Friday 7th June

Would you like to learn more about what is going on in and around Cromer? Would you like to help your local community?

It’s the North Norfolk Volunteer Hub’s 1 year anniversary in June and we would like to invite you to join us and see what is available for you locally. A range of organisations will be at Merchants’ Place on Friday 7th June between 1pm – 4:30pm to promote their volunteering roles and to talk to members of the public about what options are available. Everybody is welcome to come along, to have some refreshments and to have a informal chat with local people.

Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health! Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a positive effect on your overall well-being and puts your skills to good use.

New Volunteer Adviser

We have a new Volunteer Adviser who will be here at Merchants’ Place twice a week! Would you like to volunteer, or are you in need of volunteers for your organisation? Get in touch with us today and we will book a time for you to have a meeting with our experienced adviser – 01263 519454 /

Display Board

We have a display in our window at the front of our building for the Christmas period. This contains useful information about the local area such as events happening on Christmas Day, useful telephone numbers and organisation’s opening times between now and the New Year. If you are in need of any advice whilst we are closed, please have a browse of our display and see if this can help.

We will be closed from Friday 21st December and will be back open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Christmas Opening Times

Merchants’ Place will be closed over the Christmas period from 5pm Friday 21st December until 9am Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year! Thank you for your ongoing support.

We will also be closing at 12:15pm on Wednesday 19th December and will be back open as normal on Thursday 20th December 2018.

New Art Classes and Art Workshop

A new evening art class will be starting 8th January 2019 at Merchants’ Place. The class will run every Tuesday evening between 7pm – 9pm and will run in 5 week blocks. £70 for 5 weeks with refreshments and art supplies included. Students are asked to bring an A3 sketch pad along with them for the course. Get in touch today for more information or to book your place – limited spaces available – booking essential – money to be paid in advance – class for adults.

On Saturday 15th December, an interesting art workshop will be running at Merchants’ Place. Join our local and experienced artist and create something to take home with you or to give as a gift for Christmas. Get in touch today to book your place – £20 for the workshop – booking essential – £10 deposit required when booking – workshop for adults.

Free Employment Advice

Merchants’ Place are offering free employment advice appointments on Tuesday 27th November where our advisor can help you with subject such as CV advice, general careers advice, interview skills, apprenticeship advice, confidence building and job search.

If you would like to book an appointment, contact us today by calling 01263 519454 or by emailing