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The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum

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Address: 1 South Brink Place, Wisbech PE13 1JE, England
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+44 1945 476358
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Museum to commemorate and record the life and work of Octavia Hill, her...

Museum to commemorate and record the life and work of Octavia Hill, her family and those who continue her work.

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Good local museum

Very well presented with lots to engage young and old, found teh staff very inforamtive and friendly

Reviewed 29 June 2016
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Cambridgeshire
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354 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Fenlandier
Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Cambridgeshire
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Visited and had tea and cakes in the tea shop located at the rear of the premises. Very reasonable prices. Also a gift shop as well as the interesting museum.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the good. The building itself is lovely, with a good sized garden. The staff were all very friendly and cheery, and happy to answer questions (although I did not see any staff in the museum itself, just a lovely lady at the reception and one at the gift shop). Now onto the less good. The museum was... More 

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Harleston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

A little mislead as we assumed this was part of the NT organisation, we didn't see the small print which said you get a discount by being an NT member of £1. Haphazard, empty rooms, little chronological flow, bizarre items plonked in the garden, which looked tatty - a blue bear ! wind chimes, pick butterfly's, modern sculptures, none cared... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Very well presented with lots to engage young and old, found teh staff very inforamtive and friendly

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Having visited the Red Cross cottages in London, I was keen to visit this museum. It was lovely. Very friendly staff who are very informative. Museum is well laid out. The garden is really beautiful and the views from the windows lovely. It was so inspirational how like minded people could change the living conditions of so many people. Especially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

While visiting the National Trust’s Peckover House in the centre of Wisbech we learnt that almost facing it across the River Nene is the birthplace of one of the trust’s founders, Octavia Hill. The house is open to the public as a volunteer-run museum celebrating the life and work of this remarkable woman. So after leaving Peckover House we crossed... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

I am so surprised that people do not know about this women's work. A great set up of slum housing and very informative all around. There is even a lift for less able. A very reasonable price to get in and café prices good too. If you get talking to Peter you will learn so much more!

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