Wisbech & Fenland Museum

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History[edit | edit source]

Wisbech & Fenland Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom. It is very unusual because it is not only a museum, but also home to two historic libraries and a substantial archive, holding diocesean and borough items.

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 and worldwide, recent and ancient.

Contact[edit | edit source]

Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Museum Square
PE13 1ES

Tel: 01945 583817
Fax: 01945 589050
Email: info@wisbechmuseum.org.uk

Website[edit | edit source]

http://www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk/parish_registers.htm with details of charges

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cawthorn/Fens/fenlandmuseum.html for parish and manorial holding description