Whittlesey Museum

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A social history of an ancient market town in the Fens

Whittlesey Museum tells the story of the Cambridgeshire fenland around Whittlesey, Eastrea, Coates, Turves and Pondersbridge.

The museum is housed in the Old Town Hall, Whittlesey, which was originally built by the Town Charities to house horse drawn fire engines. Eight rooms and two outdoor spaces cover topics such as archive photographs, costume, domestic life and local celebrities such as Sir Harry Smith.

Come and see the plough which leads the local Straw Bear Festival, a model of the giant pike caught during the draining of Whittlesey Mere, and a blacksmith's forge filled with agricultural tools.

Whittlesey Museum also runs a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions.

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Opening hours

Saturday 10am-12 noon, Friday & Sunday 2.30-4.30pm

Group bookings and educational visits by appointment

£1 for adults and 50p for children

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Contact details

WHITTLESEY MUSEUM

The Old Town Hall, Market Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BD

Tel 07706 132437

email whittleseymuseum@gmail.com

www.whittleseymuseum.co.uk

www.facebook.com/WhittleseyMuseum

This page was added on 17/03/2010.

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