Wisbech and Fenland Museum room closure until November while repairs are carried out

PUBLISHED: 13:02 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 09 October 2018

Wisbech Museum will see one of its rooms closed while repairs are carried out. Picture: ARCHANT

Wisbech Museum will see one of its rooms closed while repairs are carried out. Picture: ARCHANT


Wisbech and Fenland Museum’s Townshend Room will be closed for a month while repairs to the ceiling are carried out.

When it re-opens, the room will have been remodelled into a slightly smaller space, but all the treasures usually to be found there.

It will include precious ceramics and other rarities left to the museum by Victorian poet and friend of Dickens the Rev Chauncey Hare Townsend, which will be back on display.

Assistant curator, Robert Bell, said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience but all our other galleries are open and we hope to have the problem dealt with by mid-November.”

For more information contact Robert at the museum on 01945 583817 - opening hours Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm or www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk

The museum is one of the oldest in the UK, founded in 1835 and originally located at 16 Old Market Place.

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