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Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Bringing together a diverse range of culture from Fenland and beyond

Museum opening times: Tuesday to 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 Victoria and Albert Trail
Friday 24 May - Saturday 25 May 2019

Victoria and Albert Trail

All ages welcome to this perfect surviving Victorian museum to celebrate Queen...

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African Crafts
Tuesday 28th May - Saturday 1st June 2019

African Crafts

Children come and try African crafts like weaving and mask making and...

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Children's Art Week
Saturday 8th June - Saturday 15th June 2019

Children's Art Week

As part of this national celebration of children’s art, we are hosting a...

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Plague, Flood and Gewgaws
Saturday 22nd June 2019

Plague, Flood and Gewgaws

Local historian Diane Calton-Smith will transport you back to 1586 to experience...

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children learning in a class room


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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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.

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