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 original manuscript of Great expectations and artefacts of Thomas Clarkson). Visit Wisbech information centre in http://www.etceteracommunityhub.org.uk for more info.

Wisbech Castle Open day:

Visit Wisbech Castle for a Fentastic Open day. A huge thank you to “Wisbech Town Council” for putting on this event for the community. Explore the garden, exhibitions, the vaults and the house, to find more about it’s secrets

Wisbech Castle site has taken many forms in it’s life, including a stone fortress in the reign of William the Conqueror, Thurlow’s mansion in the Cromwellian era and a Medworth’s Regency Villa. The vaults will open on the day, to explore. Please contact Wisbech Town council for more information about the event info@wisbechtowncouncil.gov.uk

Date and Time: Saturday 19th June 2021, 10am – 4pm.

Place: Wisbech Castle, The Crescent, Wisbech.

Cost: The event is free.

Booking: No booking required

Other information for the event: Please consider social distancing during the event and please wear a mask if inside. The nearest parking for the event is St Peters Car park. There is blue badge parking in bays around the Crescent.

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

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.