Fenscape: The Fens Discovery Centre

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Fenscape Springfields Camelgate
PE12 6EU

  • Fenscape: 01775 764800 - 10am-5pm
  • Phone: 01775 761161 ext 4888 8.30am-5pm

Discover the fens through interactive and audio visual displays, interpretive sculptures, theatrical sets, graphic panels and more. Each display brings to life a particular aspect of the Fens unique past and involves the audience in issues and choices faced by the people that were involved in shaping the fens that we see today. Learn about the landscape today and how future changes will affect it. Read about the drainage story and then take part in an interactive debate over the drainage of the fens in a specially designed courtroom. Or perhaps take a visit to the fenland apothecary and find out about some of the weird and wonderful cures that fenfolk used to treat illnesses like malaria... could you match the cure to the illness? Visit us and find out much more about the Fens - past, present and future. Find out about other local attractions to explore within the fens or purchase locally produced goods in the Fenscape Shop.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat 10am-5pm Sun - 10am - 4pm Closed: Christmas Day


Free [Charges may apply to school parties and evening bookings, please call or email for more details]

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Schools parties are welcomed at Fenscape and prices vary depending on the programmes chosen; facilities include toilets, eating areas and use of the David Bellamy Community Room. The community room has access for children and adults with disabilities and mobility issues. For school parties the Fenscape Manager will be on hand for information, advice and help with delivering programmes of study. The attraction will in the near future be offering a comprehensive education programme which will include the following: • Teacher’s packs for the attraction. • Educational workshops in the David Bellamy Community Room and gardens. • State of the art technology for presentations and Internet access. • A Virtual Seed CD-ROM with accompanying teachers notes. Visits by school parties will need to be pre-arranged.


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Information point provided
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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