Mixing, Mardling and Making

Dereham Men’s Shed is a community space for men to connect, converse and create. It’s a place where men can meet for a casual chat over a hot drink make friends, share skills and experiences. It’s a friendly place that can help men improve well-being.

About Dereham Men’s Shed

Dereham Men’s Shed is an independant charity whose objective is to provide a fun, friendly and accesible place for men of all ages in and around Dereham.

We are just one of hundreds of similar ‘sheds’ across the UK and abroad. We are community-based organisations where men with “time on their hands” come to meet and take part in fun, practical and social activities in a friendly environment.

Sheds are about having fun, sharing skills and knowledge with like minded people and gaining a renewed sense of purpose and belonging.

Dereham Men’s Shed


It’s as much about socialising as anything else. Many of our members simply enjoy the company of others in a welcoming, open, atmosphere with the sound of the kettle being filled.


Our workshop allows members the opportunity to learn new skills and share their own. Making items to sell to raise funds, or simply just working on individual craft or hobby projects is a great way to relax in the company of others. 


Members regularly help out in the community helping other charities and non-profit organisations in and around Dereham.


From time to time we will arrange visits to places of interest. Recent destinations have included Norwich Aviation Museum and Langham Glass.

Helping the Community

We often help community groups in the area. We enjoy being able to use our skills and experience to carry out a variety of tasks.

Anything from painting and decorating, creating racks and displays, gardening, erecting signs, and building props for the Theatre Group.

News from the Shed

March 2023: Dereham Cancer Care is a popular local charity that is able to support local people who have had or are affected by cancer. Dereham Men’s Shed was asked if we could help to service some wheelchairs which they loan out to cancer sufferers in […]
February 2023: A local community group, aboutDereham, responded to a recent request for more and improved noticeboards in the town. The old ones were showing their age and were hard to attach posters. New noticeboards were sourced and, with the help of two of our members, […]
The past couple of weeks has seen a small group of Shedders redecorating the walls of the Dereham Theatre Company’s premises. It’s amazing what a lick of paint does to make the corridors brighter. We are delighted to be able to help our landlords out!

Supported by Norfolk Community Foundation through Norfolk Household Support Fund.