out of chaos into calm... where workmanship is everything
Cromer Road, Alby, NR11 7QE
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays
The galleries in the Lower Courtyard all stock artwork by a growing number of East Anglian makers. Studio House has a large range of prints and originals by artists including Michael Sanders, Brian Lewis, Sam Thomas and Keith Nash. Unknown Norfolk stocks original paintings and prints by artists including the TV celebrity couple Alwyn & June Crawshaw. And you will find a wide selection of paintings, prints, jewellery, textiles and other crafts in The Hare & Moon Gallery including paper cuts by owner Claire Knight and ceramics by our resident pottery teacher Helen Dixon. Meanwhile Keverne Dewick exclusively sells his bespoke furniture and turned wooden bowls, vases and lamps. Follow the links below to find out more.
Learn a new skill
There is always a selection of courses & workshops on offer in the Lower Courtyard including pottery, fine art sculpture, paper cutting, pen and ink drawing and wood turning. Come along or call for dates in 2016.
New at Alby
Jane Kenning and Hannah Ghoorahoo have taken over the gallery above the café offering bespoke wedding dresses, corsetry and home furnishings. Meanwhile downstairs Simon Chipperfield’s café is thriving. Our recently appointed chef Simon Marsh is helping to establish the Alby Tea Room as one of the best places in north Norfolk to come for a delicious freshly cooked lunch – or simply for coffee and a slice of one of Meg Foster’s light and tasty cakes.
Easily accessible by car and bus
We are situated on the A140 between Aylsham and Cromer. There is plenty of free parking and a bus stop on the Norwich to Cromer/Sheringham routes immediately outside our entrance with a regular service from konectbus 2 or 2a and Sanders 43, 44A or X44.
Café 01263 761652 Enquiries 01263 768820
New owner Simon Chipperfield provides a warm welcome, a great choice of food and fresh local fruit, vegetables and produce.
Bespoke furniture maker and wood turner. He is also prepared to teach you how to do it!
Visit Alby Crafts and Gardens any time. We are open all year 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Entrance is free.
Entrance to the gardens is £2.50 per person - all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the gardens.