We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum

1 South Brink Place, Wisbech PE13 1JE, England
+44 1945 476358
Save
Review Highlights
Great little museum

If ever you are in Wisbech this museum is a gold mine of facts about Octava Hill ( A founder of... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Mike C
,
Wisbech, United Kingdom
don't waste your time

We felt let down by our trip as many of the computer screens were not working,we felt like we were... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Tracey172015
,
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Read all 48 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Museum to commemorate and record the life and work of Octavia Hill, her family and those who continue her work.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“national trust” (15 reviews)
“tea shop” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
1 South Brink Place, Wisbech PE13 1JE, England
CONTACT
+44 1945 476358
Write a ReviewReviews (48)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"social housing"
in 4 reviews
"national trust"
in 15 reviews
"tea shop"
in 4 reviews
"cakes"
in 4 reviews
"across the river"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"founded"
in 9 reviews
"slum"
in 3 reviews
"information"
in 8 reviews
"cadet"
in 2 reviews
"inspiring"
in 2 reviews
"prejudice"
in 2 reviews
"school"
in 3 reviews
"reformer"
in 2 reviews
"house"
in 11 reviews
"premises"
in 2 reviews
"venue"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 31 December 2017

If ever you are in Wisbech this museum is a gold mine of facts about Octava Hill ( A founder of National Trust). Octavia was ahead of her time in her thinking, in fact even today her ideas are radical. This small museum is well...More

Thank Mike C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We felt let down by our trip as many of the computer screens were not working,we felt like we were walking around an empty house it could have been so much better.The staff were more interested in chatting to each other and left coffee shop...More

2  Thank Tracey172015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I learned something about the life and times of an extraordinary woman and her achievements but I doubt that more knowledgeable visitors would be better informed after seeing this. And there wasn't much to excite younger people or the uninitiated. The military recruitment display seemed...More

3  Thank WatfordSimon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Oh dear - I hate to give a mediocre review. This could be an excellent venue, with a very interesting subject, but it all looks as if it could do with a large dose of tlc. Passing through the little conservatory into the garden, the...More

2  Thank Ann H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Called in after visiting Peckover House, did not know anything about Octavia Hill but by the end of our visit we did. We got reduced entry fee for being NT members and was great given a brief history by a volunteer at the front desk....More

Thank gingercat157
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Visited whilst visiting Peckover House, amazing the work the lady said tomshape the life of everyone without prejudice, well worth a visit.

1  Thank EMAS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you have an interest in social history, National Trust, Army Cadet Corps then visit this property. It charts the amazing story of Octavia Hill, a lady whose foresight changed the course of open space usage. Wisbech as a town is now a little run...More

1  Thank Bobo-TA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Birthplace Museum tells the story of Octavia Hill. All that we knew about her was that she was one of the founders of the National Trust. Having visited this museum, we have now learned that she was one of the major social reformers of...More

2  Thank mjc404
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Apart from the museum itself there is a nice tea room and enclosed outside seating area. The museum hosts clubs and societies and is used for receptions and arts events. Worth checking out the website to see what's on.

Thank Fenlandier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 April 2017

we knew that Octavia Hill helped start the National Trust but there is so much more to her life. Her work on managing social housing in a positive way was really interesting. The house needs a bit of an upgrade.

1  Thank johnchemistry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Wisbech Hotels
The White Lion Hotel
99 reviews
.01 km away
The Rose and Crown Hotel
330 reviews
.17 km away
Elme Hall Hotel
478 reviews
2.08 km away
Crown Lodge Hotel
93 reviews
8.43 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Red Lion
162 reviews
.24 km away
Moghul Indian Restaurant
103 reviews
.23 km away
Cafe D-Licious
31 reviews
.10 km away
Octavia Cafe
29 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Peckover House
297 reviews
.20 km away
Nene Washes
13 reviews
.44 km away
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
92 reviews
.26 km away
St Peter & St Paul, Wisbech
31 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor