Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Museum

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8 South Brink
PE13 1JB

The Birthplace House was built in about 1740 on Wisbech’s South Brink. As a Grade II* listed building, it is particularly important as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest. The house was home to James and Caroline Hill as they undertook the social reform activities on which their daughter’s life work was based. It was divided soon after the family left Wisbech. Visitors will learn of the remarkable story of Octavia Hill’s life’s work and her influence on many spheres of modern life.

Further information

Opening Hours:

March-October Mon, Tue, Wed: 1pm - 4.30pm Closed Thursday and Friday Sat, Sun: 1pm - 4.30pm Other times by appt


Adults £3.50 Concessions £2.50 (Senior Citizens and National Trust members) Children £1.50 Family £8.00 (2 full paying adults and 2 children)


  • National Trust

Travel directions:

please see website for a map, or copy and paste this into your browser: http://octaviahill.org/templates/octaviahill/images/OctaviaMapMaster.pdf We are walkable from the town centre, with a local (free) car park, "Somers Road", just behind us.

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets for disabled
  • Education facilities available
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Meeting room available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Conference facilities available
  • Breastfeeding facilities

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