The Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech - Fenland

One of the first museums in England to have been designed as such, in 1846-7, and an important feature in the townscape of Wisbech. Neoclassical style, with gault brickwork and slate roofs. The original display cases and bookcases are still in use, and traces of the internal decorative scheme survive. The roofs of the main museum building are in very poor condition, with leakage now causing serious damage to internal plasterwork and details. An Historic England Heritage at Risk Repair Grant for repairs to the roofs and other works was awarded in 2018.

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
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA