Children too young to have taken part in the final Wisbech Rose Fair parade in 2019 enjoyed a crafty day at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum on Saturday, July 1.

They got stuck in to making floral crowns fit for a Rose Queen which they could take home as a souvenir, and some participated with adults in creating a giant cross-stitch tapestry for the new garden.

The day of creative floral fun also saw the opening of the Museum's nostalgic Wisbech Rose Fair exhibition, which is running during museum opening hours, from 10am till 4pm, from Wednesday to Saturday in the main gallery until July 15.

The event is commemorating the town's biggest annual festival 60 years since it began in the summer of 1963.

And there's another free treat in store for both adults and children in the museum's new garden on Saturday July 15, when visitors can drop in between 1pm and 3pm and learn about the history of flowers in cookery.

A Fascinating Food's interactive display will take place with a cookery demonstration and tastings at 2pm.

Museum curator Robert Bell said: “We're sad the Rose Fair is over – at least the way we all remember it, with the St Peter's Flower Festival and strawberry teas bringing coachloads of visitors in and great crowds of local people lining the Market Square to cheer on the Saturday parades of floats and bands – so we wanted to celebrate the Rose Fair one more time, 60 years on.”

To find out more about what's on this summer at the museum, go to: or the Wisbech and Fenland Museum facebook page.