home of culture
Welcome to the Wisbech & Fenland Museum, one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom.
The collections were initiated by the town's Literary and Museum Societies which were formed in 1781 and 1835 respectively. Since the Museum opened in 1847, the collections have continued to grow, but the essence of the Museum remains virtually unchanged. So come and discover a treasure house of rare and unusual artefacts, illuminating history, both local and worldwide, recent and ancient.
Museum Library Open Day!
One of our many open days to view the Museums’ stunning library. Works...
The Wisbech & Fenland Museum offers a wide range of ways to learn about and engage with our collections through sessions which can be delivered either at the Museum or at your school (in the Wisbech area).
The Museum Library
The Library of the Wisbech & Fenland Museum is a reference library and compromises c. 12,000 volumes. Works of History, Biography, Medicine, Travel and Exploration are much more plentiful than those of Fiction or Drama and Theological and Political literature are almost excluded.
Group visits are more than welcome to the Museum. Please let us know if you are a group over 15 so we are able to accommodate you on the date of your visit.
Local and social history
These collections comprise agricultural implements, drainage tools, hunting and fishing equipment and...
Thomas Clarkson and the Transatlantic slave trade
Wisbech is the home town of slavery abolitionist Thomas Clarkson and the...
Fine and decorative arts
A substantial part of this collection was donated to the Museum by...
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