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The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum

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Worth the entrance fee

We went to the house after visiting the NT property nearby. The museum is an informative experience... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Steve-Marilyn
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Quite interesting

Although being a little known figure in the grand scheme of things, Octavia Hill rightly deserves... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
alan_uk1953
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Museum to commemorate and record the life and work of Octavia Hill, her family and those who continue her work.
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1 South Brink Place, Wisbech PE13 1JE, England
+44 1945 476358
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Octavia lived here with her family. Her father was a banker. He went bankrupt which might explain why there is not much furniture in the house. Octavia's mother moved out of the house and lived with her children in London. Octavia Hill was one of...More

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to the house after visiting the NT property nearby. The museum is an informative experience which sets out to display the work of this remarkable and resilient person who did much to improve the lot of others less fortunate than her. We found...More

Thank Steve-Marilyn
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Visited this house this afternoon,beatiful built house but very little in it! Most rooms are quite bare with just pictures on the walls very little furniture.. one huge room accommodated a beautilfu grand piano which was a pleasure to play.but nothing much else.Downstais there is...More

Thank Janice751
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Although being a little known figure in the grand scheme of things, Octavia Hill rightly deserves to be remembered for all her work. This museum highlights the major contributions of her life in an understated and modest way

1  Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed 30 December 2017

If ever you are in Wisbech this museum is a gold mine of facts about Octava Hill ( A founder of National Trust). Octavia was ahead of her time in her thinking, in fact even today her ideas are radical. This small museum is well...More

2  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We felt let down by our trip as many of the computer screens were not working,we felt like we were walking around an empty house it could have been so much better.The staff were more interested in chatting to each other and left coffee shop...More

2  Thank Tracey172015
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I learned something about the life and times of an extraordinary woman and her achievements but I doubt that more knowledgeable visitors would be better informed after seeing this. And there wasn't much to excite younger people or the uninitiated. The military recruitment display seemed...More

3  Thank WatfordSimon
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Oh dear - I hate to give a mediocre review. This could be an excellent venue, with a very interesting subject, but it all looks as if it could do with a large dose of tlc. Passing through the little conservatory into the garden, the...More

2  Thank Ann H
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Called in after visiting Peckover House, did not know anything about Octavia Hill but by the end of our visit we did. We got reduced entry fee for being NT members and was great given a brief history by a volunteer at the front desk....More

Thank gingercat157
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Visited whilst visiting Peckover House, amazing the work the lady said tomshape the life of everyone without prejudice, well worth a visit.

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As at 2018 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. 1pm-4:30pm Open from the 3rd Wednesday in March to October.
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