Wisbech & Fenland Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Museum Square, Wisbech PE13 1ES, UK
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About Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Wisbech and Fenland Museum one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom offering a wide range of ways to learn and engage with our collections. The collection includes geology, zoology, archaeology, fine and applied art, ethnography, local history, personalia (particularly 'Thomas Clarkson: Slavery and the slave trade'), coins, manuscripts, maps, books, and a temporary exhibition gallery.
Attractions Near Wisbech & Fenland Museum
The parish church of St Peter and St Paul, which dates from the Norman period which is the large and architecturally intelligent church which has a heavy tower over the north porch. It is an active parish church in the Diocese of Ely. The church was founded in the 12th century.
Clarkson Memorial in Wisbech is a roughly 68 feet high monument commemorating the notable and influential abolitionist Thomas Clarkson. He was a central figure in the campaign against the slave trade in the British empire and instrumental in forming the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The memorial consists of a statue mounted on a platform. Above this, rises a canopy, in the form of a spire.
An elegant Georgian merchant's house on the North Brink of the River Nene, built-in 1722. It includes a museum room with displays on the Quaker banking family who lived in the house. There is also a handling collection and dressing-up clothes for children. The two-acre garden is regarded as one of the finest walled town gardens in the country which includes glasshouses, summerhouses, two pool gardens, over 70 species of roses, and a croquet lawn.
St Wendreda’s Church is the only known church to be dedicated to the saint, an Anglo Saxon princess who lived in March during the 7th century and who dedicated most of her life to ministry and healing. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also attracts a lot of tourists.
True’s Yard is a heritage site and town museum celebrating the fishing community of the North End which made a significant contribution to Lynn’s economic and social life for 900 years. The cottages consist of just two rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. At one time in cottage no.5 a family of eleven squeezed into the tiny rooms.
Moulton Mill is the tallest windmill in the country, standing nine stories high and reaching exactly 80 feet to the curb and 100 feet to the top of its cap. The nine-storeyed mill is 80 ft to the curb and 100 ft to the top of the ogee cap. In full working order again with its four patent sails on, Moulton mill is the tallest working windmill in Great Britain and one of the tallest worldwide.
Where is Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Discover More Attractions in Cambridgeshire, Where Wisbech & Fenland Museum Is Located
The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.