Breckland Society Events and Visits

The Society organises a varied programme of events throughout the year. Most of our autumn and winter events are indoor talks and lectures. In the spring and summer we also schedule visits to sites of historical, architectural, and natural history interest in the Brecks. One benefit of membership is that some of these sites are not normally open to the public. We also typically organise one or two events of a more social nature during the year.

If you have a suggestion for a visit, talk or other event that you would like us to include in our programme, please email 

Some events are free to members; for others we make a small charge to cover speaker fees and expenses and the cost of venue hire and refreshments.

Some events are members-only but we like to open up our events to non-members where possible. If you live in the Brecks – or even if you are just visiting this unique part of East Anglia – you will be most welcome.

If there is a member charge for an event, there is a slightly higher charge for non-members (to cover the cost of temporary liability insurance). Typical prices are currently £7 for members, £10 for non-members.


We now use Eventbrite for all of our events, even those  which are free to members. Simply click on the booking link on the events page or in the email announcing it. All that is required is your name and email address, plus (for chargeable events) credit or debit card details. If you download the Eventbrite app to your iOS or Android device, booking is even faster, and you will also be able to see many other events happening in your area.

Booking for an event typically opens about 3 weeks in advance and a link will be sent by email to members and posted on our events page.

When you book, Eventbrite will automatically email a detailed description of the event to the address you provide, including instructions on how to get to the event location. Even through Eventbrite will send one or more ‘tickets’ to you; you don’t need to print these to gain entry to the event.

Email to Members

We regularly email all paid-up members with reminders for the next few events. We also email a PDF version of the latest newsletter when it is published. If you do not receive these regular emails, it is possible that either we have an incorrect email address for you or that you have inadvertently allowed your membership to lapse. Please email or as appropriate to let us know.


Also, at most of our indoor events, copies of the Journal of Breckland Studies will be available to buy. While stocks last, you may also be able to collect free printed copies of the reports we produced at the end of Lottery-funded past projects. These include Sheep in The Brecks, Brecks Military History, Flint In The Brecks, Breckland Rabbit Warrens and The Cold War in The Brecks.


We have a Facebook Group that anyone genuinely interested in the Brecks is very welcome to join.