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The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum

1 South Brink Place, Wisbech PE13 1JE, England
+44 1945 476358
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don't waste your time

We felt let down by our trip as many of the computer screens were not working,we felt like we were... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Tracey172015
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
Interesting but not a top attraction

I learned something about the life and times of an extraordinary woman and her achievements but I... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
WatfordSimon
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Museum to commemorate and record the life and work of Octavia Hill, her family and those who continue her work.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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1 South Brink Place, Wisbech PE13 1JE, England
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+44 1945 476358
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We felt let down by our trip as many of the computer screens were not working,we felt like we were walking around an empty house it could have been so much better.The staff were more interested in chatting to each other and left coffee shop...More

1  Thank Tracey172015
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I learned something about the life and times of an extraordinary woman and her achievements but I doubt that more knowledgeable visitors would be better informed after seeing this. And there wasn't much to excite younger people or the uninitiated. The military recruitment display seemed...More

2  Thank WatfordSimon
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Oh dear - I hate to give a mediocre review. This could be an excellent venue, with a very interesting subject, but it all looks as if it could do with a large dose of tlc. Passing through the little conservatory into the garden, the...More

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Called in after visiting Peckover House, did not know anything about Octavia Hill but by the end of our visit we did. We got reduced entry fee for being NT members and was great given a brief history by a volunteer at the front desk....More

Thank gingercat157
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Visited whilst visiting Peckover House, amazing the work the lady said tomshape the life of everyone without prejudice, well worth a visit.

1  Thank EMAS
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you have an interest in social history, National Trust, Army Cadet Corps then visit this property. It charts the amazing story of Octavia Hill, a lady whose foresight changed the course of open space usage. Wisbech as a town is now a little run...More

1  Thank Bobo-TA
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Birthplace Museum tells the story of Octavia Hill. All that we knew about her was that she was one of the founders of the National Trust. Having visited this museum, we have now learned that she was one of the major social reformers of...More

2  Thank mjc404
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Apart from the museum itself there is a nice tea room and enclosed outside seating area. The museum hosts clubs and societies and is used for receptions and arts events. Worth checking out the website to see what's on.

Thank Fenlandier
Reviewed 31 March 2017

we knew that Octavia Hill helped start the National Trust but there is so much more to her life. Her work on managing social housing in a positive way was really interesting. The house needs a bit of an upgrade.

1  Thank johnchemistry
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Friends came to visit so this was an ideal place to walk around and catch up on the history of Octavia Hill.

1  Thank 13CHIPPY13
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