Hidden Gems in Wisbech

Thursday, 4 August 2022, (day visit; Event 222)

Look beyond the unremarkable buildings surrounding Wisbech town centre and you will see why Nikolaus Pevsner described it as “one of the most attractive towns of East Anglia”. The Mayor of Wisbech (or chosen nominee) will welcome us in the town’s panelled Council Chamber and show us three interesting town charters.  We shall be among the first to use the new entrance to the refurbished Wisbech and Fenland Museum, founded in 1835, and shall be introduced to its fascinating library and collections.

Our visit will include the birthplace of the social reformer Octavia Hill, one of the Founders of the National Trust, and a walking commentary on the town’s celebrated Georgian architecture.  We shall have lunch at a pub on the North Brink.

  • In aid of: museums in Wisbech
  • Transport: own. Instructions with tickets.
  • Start time and meeting point: 10.15 am, Somers Road Car Park, Wisbech, PE13 1JF (parking is free)
  • Tickets: Members £45, non-members £50, includes coffee and biscuits and light lunch.
  • Allocation date and payment: Monday, 14 February 2022, 12 noon. You will be notified whether or not your application has been successful and if so, will then be sent instructions on how to pay. (If you miss the allocation date, please still apply.  We may not be fully booked, or if we are, you could go on a waiting list.)
  • Priority will be given to members of Art Friends Cambridgeshire

To apply for a place or to contact the Organiser, please click here.