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Wisbech & Fenland Museum: holds a collection of around 10,000 images dating from the 19th century to the present day. Includes the work of Samuel Smith calotype photographs of Wisbech and District in the 1850s; The Rev. William Ellis's earliest surviving photographs of Madagascar taken in c1862; and over 3,000 topographical postcard negatives produced by Herbert Coates from the 1920s into the 1960s.

Octavia Hill Birthplace House: the museum is located in a portion of the house on the South Brink, Wisbech, where Octavia Hill was born in 1838. Miss Hill was a pioneer of social housing, a founder of the cadet movement and a co-founder of the National Trust.








Lilian Ream Exhibition Gallery Trust - Registered Charity No. : 1024465