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The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum

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Address: 1 South Brink Place, Wisbech PE13 1JE, England
Phone Number: 01945 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 starsReviewed June 29, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Very well presented with lots to engage young and old, found teh staff very inforamtive and friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 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 stars Reviewed April 3, 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 stars Reviewed April 3, 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 stars Reviewed October 21, 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 stars Reviewed September 14, 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 stars Reviewed September 3, 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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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This museum is a large period property which has been sympathetically restored,with the kind help of English heritage. It is well sign posted at various points in the town of Wisbech. Octavia Hill was born in the house,moving to London later on in her young years,where She became friendly with Ruskin,and other poets of the time. Overall a very enjoyable... More 

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New Malden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Really interesting place to visit, plenty of literature to aid improving the knowledge about this important person. Easy to find along the main river front

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Well thought out and interesting story of a person so few people will have heard of. Nicely put together

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