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Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Bringing together a diverse range of culture from Fenland and beyond

Museum opening times: Tuesday - Saturday 10am until 4pm Admission is free Wisbech & Fenland Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech, Cambs, PE13 1ES

Explore the
home of culture
in Fenland

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.

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What's on

Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs! in partnership with the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge - we will...

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Cambridge Live

Cambridge Live

Wisbech & Fenland Museum is going on tour on Saturday 14th July...

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Wisbech Reads Festival

Wisbech Reads Festival

Wisbech Reads Festival 10 - 12th July, trail and craft activities in...

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Learning

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Schools

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.

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Group visits

various images of the collections

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.

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Collections

Local and social history
Local and social history

These collections comprise agricultural implements, drainage tools, hunting and fishing equipment and...

Thomas Clarkson and the Transatlantic slave trade
Thomas Clarkson and the Transatlantic slave trade

Wisbech is the home town of slavery abolitionist Thomas Clarkson and the...

Fine and decorative arts
Fine and decorative arts

A substantial part of this collection was donated to the Museum by...

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