The Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech - Fenland

One of the first purpose-designed museums in England, 1846-7, and an important feature in Wisbech. Neoclassical style, with gault brickwork and slate roofs. The original display cases, bookcases, and decoration survive. Roofs in very poor condition, with leakage now causing serious damage to internal plasterwork and details. With a Historic England grant, project development for the repair project is complete and emergency repairs will be carried out pending fund raising for the main work.

The Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech - Fenland
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    THE MUSEUM
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1126669
    Local Planning Authority:
    Fenland
    Site Type:
    Civil > Public building

Location

    Building Name:
    The Museum
    County:
    Cambridgeshire
    District / Borough:
    Fenland
    Parish:
    Wisbech
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North East Cambridgeshire
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Occupied/in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA