Wisbech: Capital of The Fens

Wisbech is a beautiful Georgian Market town in the middle of the Fens. Just walking around you start to notice it is brimming with history. Find out about the Peckovers who started Wisbech’s first bank (Peckover House, National trust), or how Octavia Hill played her part in reforming social deprivation (Octavia Hill Birthplace). The Crescent and the Brinks have been used in Dicken’s Films. Stand out buildings range from the oldest working Georgian theatre (the Angles), to the less noticed Empire theatre which is a stunning art deco design. And from Family run Elgood’s brewery to the beautiful Wisbech and Fenland Museum (home to unusual items including Dicken’s original manuscript of Great expectations and artefacts of Thomas Clarkson). Visit Wisbech information centre in Octavia Hill Birthplace house for more info.

Celebrate The Fens Pop up Exhibition at Octavia Hill Birthplace Community Room:

Activity: Pop up art and photography exhibition at the community room in Octavia Hill birthplace house by Fascinating Fens followers, including: Veronica Po, Roger Rawson and Alan Wheeldon.

A huge thank you our followers who have entered this exhibition, there is still time to get involved and enter your photos or art work, please email info@octaviahill.org

Venue: Wisbech Community Hub, at Octavia Hill Birthplace, Wisbech


Celebrate the Fens weekend: Friday 16th June, 10am-1pm.

The exhibition will start Tuesday 13th June and run until Friday 23rd June 2023.

Tuesday = 10am-4pm, Wednesday= 10am-4pm, Thursday= 1pm-4pm, Friday= 10am-1pm,

Booking: none required.


Entrance to the exhibition in the community hub room and the Wisbech Room is Free, but donations very welcome.

If you would like to visit the rest of this amazing house while you are here, to learn about Octavia Hill there is a cost of £5, you may also wish to buy a cuppa and have a cake while you are here.

Some of the pictures maybe for sale and will be indicated on the work.

Other information: To find out more about the Octavia Hill Birthplace house, please see their website

Fascinating Fens values: heritage, community, creativity, wellbeing.

Virtual tour of Wisbech Tunnels:

Wisbech Tunnels are so intriguing, so here’s a unique opportunity to explore the tunnels virtually. Some of the tunnels date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Thanks to the work of Wisbech High Street Project, they have brought the tunnels and some of their secrets they hold back to life. Please press the link to watch. highstreetwisbech.org.uk

Fascinating fens Values: The event/activity includes the themes of heritage.

Wisbech Virtual Art Trail

Wisbech Projects CIC with funding from the Arts Council developed a Virtual Arts Trail, where creatives and artists can share their work and be added to the website and also the Minecraft map of the town, where many pieces of work are displayed throughout the virtual town.

If you love the virtual world, take a look at Wisbech from a different perspective. Take a look at various artwork designed/made by local people. The work includes: poems, sculptures, painting and much more. http://www.wisbechartspace.com

Fascinating fens Values: The event/activity includes the themes of heritage and Creativity.