Museums at Night

Museums at Night May 2019
Taleyna Fletcher
Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Opening up the Wisbech and Fenland Museum and other historic properties  for evening events to engage new audiences and young people

Wisbech has a wealth of interesting and important historic buildings, including those in and around the High Street. When putting together the application for the High Street Project to the Heritage Lottery Fund, discussion with the local community and in particular local students, indicated a strong desire to engage with the heritage of Wisbech in new and interesting ways. One way to explore some of the many of the buildings is through a “Museums at Night” event.

Each year the Wisbech High Street Project will work with venues to open their doors and hold events as part of the national programme. These events will raise the profile of Wisbech’s heritage and improve learning and understanding of buildings, heritage and the town centre.

Halloween at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum – 25th October 2018

On Wednesday 25th October, we held our first Nights at the Museum event at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum. We had over 300 visitors for the event which was hugely popular! Read more here…

Night Creatures and Animals at Wisbech General Cemetery Chapel – 16th May 2019

On Thursday 16th May 2019 we held our second Museums at Night event at the recently renovated Wisbech General Cemetery Chapel. The theme of “Night Time Creatures” provided free crafts and activities for younger visitors. Tours of the cemetery and talks on the restoration of the chapel by members of the Wisbech Society were also very well received. Read more here…

A Spooky Museums at Night with and Egyptian Twist! – Wisbech & Fenland Museum. 24th October 2019

Join us at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum for a Spooky event with lots of free crafts, activities, a trial and lots more! Prize for the best fancy dress!

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