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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

this week Dinosaur Virtual Reality experience
Fridays and Saturdays: 17th,18th, 24th, 25th, 31st August and 1st Sept. 10:30 am – 3:30pm

Dinosaur Virtual Reality experience

Be immersed in a realistic dinosaur theme park. This interactive experience will...

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Dinosaurs Summer Workshops
Workshop: The event runs on the 10th and 22nd August, and 1st September.

Dinosaurs Summer Workshops

As part of Summer at the museums (UCM festival) drop-in to create...

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Dinosaurs Summer Workshops
Workshop: 1 September

Dinosaurs Summer Workshops

Help the Museum celebrate our latest exhibition –

As part of Summer at...

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Dinosaur Virtual Reality experience
VR experience: 1st Sept.

Dinosaur Virtual Reality experience

Be immersed in a realistic dinosaur theme park. This interactive experience will...

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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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The Wisbech & Fenland Museum is a charity and relies on your support.

By supporting the Wisbech & Fenland Museum through donations or volunteering, you are helping to fulfill our mission of making the Museum accessible to everyone.

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