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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Well worth a visit spread out over three floors we a lift to each very interesting and many things to learn the staff were very pleasant and at the end we were able to have a nice cup of tea and homemade cake

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Octavia Hill was born in the house overlooking the River Nene in Wisbech in 1838. She was obviously a hard working lady who devoted a lot of her time to the welfare of others. She was one of the founders of the National Trust which everyone should join at sometime in their lives. There are lots of things to read... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This museum explains how Octavia Hill tried to give the poor of the time better living conditions and access to open spaces. Octavia is also one of the founders of the National Trust.

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