Spalding is a lovely town in the Lincolnshire part of the Fens. It is known as part of ‘Little Holland’, and is well known for it’s bulb fields and flower festivals.

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society:

The learned society was founded in 1710 in the coffeehouse style popular at the time. Regular meetings held on a Thursday night provided members with a chance to discuss topics of the day and read the Tatler which arrived via stagecoach on that day. Today we still seek to enlighten and stimulate members and visitors imagination through a wonderful museum and website.

The fens have a long history of major drainage projects and the society holds extensive archive including works by the Adventurers, Hawkes, Grundy, etc. Included in the museum collection are numerous artefacts relating to the creation of the drainage system we see today. Join Spalding Gentlemen’s society for their exhibitions.

Venue: Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, The Museum, Broad Street, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3LG

Date/time: Friday 16th, and Saturday 17th June, 2023, 10am-4pm

Cost: Free entry, but donations welcome, no booking required.

Other information: There are several car parks nearby including Vine and Westlode car parks

Fascinating Fens themes: heritage, community

Transported Community Arts Project:

Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities.

Spalding Reconnected: Historic Town & Riverside is an exciting new community arts project celebrating and promoting the unique heritage of Spalding’s town and riverside. Transported Arts will be leading public engagement initiatives with art along the riverside walk.

We are thrilled to be working with the local community and artists to create activities and artworks together that reflect Spalding’s unique heritage. Our aim is to achieve a lasting impact on the public realm, as well as provide opportunities for future funding and investment for the town centre and riverside. Funding for the project runs up until April 2024, with the partner organisations working closely with local schools and the wider community, as well as representatives from the public, private, and voluntary sectors. We encourage local residents to join in and be part of this exciting project to celebrate and promote Spalding’s heritage and fenland landscape. On June 17th, we’ll be holding one of our activity events, open to the public, outdoors along Spalding’s riverside. We have a range of taster activities relating to heritage and history planned. The event is free to take part in, all are welcome, and no need to book. Just pop along between 10am-2pm.

Venue: Spalding, on the corner of Bridge Street and Church Street, on the green by the bridge, opposite Pygott & Crone.

Date/time: Saturday 17th June 2023, 10am -2pm.

Cost: Free to participate, no booking required.

Other information:

Please wear weather appropriate clothing as the session will be outdoors

Accessibility: we can adapt activities for your access needs. If you would like to contact us before the event about your needs, please email

There are nearby public car parks

Fascinating Fens themes: creativity, community, nature, heritage,

Other things to do in Spalding:

While in you are in Spalding and the surrounding area, why not:

  • Visit Ayscoughee Hall
  • Have a ride by River Taxi
  • Visit the Forge