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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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Saturday 7th December - Sunday 8th December 2019
The Museum at Christmas
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Again this year we’ll hold our popular Sunday opening when the town is thronged for Wisbech Christmas Fayre on December 8th.
Come into the Museum to experience the cosy delights of a Dickensian Victorian Christmas any time over the weekend.
Come and listen to our story teller reading from A Christmas Carol and the Christmas Chapter in the Pickwick Papers, Dickens’ first novel.
Join our lady of the house for traditional Victorian arts and craft activities and make a Christmas card and decoration to take home.
We will also have our pop up cafe with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits to purchase.
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Friday 6th - 14th December 2019
Wisbech Art Club Annual Winter Exhibition
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The popular Wisbech Art Club has it’s annual winter exhibition on view in our Hudson Room.
View a wide range of subjects and mediums from these talented artists.
Some pieces are also availble to purchase.
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.
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