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Whittlesey Museum

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Lots to see in a small space.

Had a shortish look round while we were in town for the Straw Bear Festival. A lot of local history... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2019
Steve B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

Really enjoyed talking to the staff on local history. Some really iterating items on show with a... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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“local history”(4 reviews)
“straw bear”(3 reviews)
“little gem”(2 reviews)
Whittlesey Museum tells the story of Whittlesey, Coates and Eastrea from prehistoric times to the current day. We have something for everybody so why not pop in and see us?
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The Old Town Hall, Market Street, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1BD, England
+44 7706 132437
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

Had a shortish look round while we were in town for the Straw Bear Festival. A lot of local history to see. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would like to go back when we have more time to browse.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Really enjoyed talking to the staff on local history. Some really iterating items on show with a lot of detail added.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Postman009
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Went in the door and low and behold was met by this very informative and above all, helpful person named Barbara. She as they say, knew her onions and how and when everything happened. Exhibits galore with fantastic history, there is something for every one....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Visited during the Straw Bear Festival, which really helped in our understanding of what was going on. Very impressed with the friendly staffs' knowledge of the area

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I love museums but I'm sorry to say this place was not a nice experience. The place is very small and most of the stuff I can find at my grandads so didn't find it interesting at all. The only bit that was of any...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lynsey P
Reviewed 8 November 2017

What can I say about Whittlesey (but I am biased) half the size of a English cemetery and twice as dead. For fenland town history buffs only.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank matelot49
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I was in Whittelsey for a bus rally and the nuseum was open - donations if you wanted to. They had gone out of their way to put on a small display on local transport. Something different around every corner - ran by volunteers who...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Ken J
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My last visit in October was not myfirstvisitto this museum. It is a wonderful museum run by volunteers and tells you the history of this lovely town on the outskirts of Peterborough. It also displays the woolly mammoth tusk found at nearby King's Delph. Also...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Greg C
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I live in Whittlesey and had never been ...so one Sunday I thought why not only a £1... Great little museum and takes around 40 min tops and really gives you an insight to Whittlesey and surrounding areas history.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank murv1330
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Although a small town museum, it is full of history and interesting local items. We were quite taken up not only with the museum itself but the commitment and dedication of the people that run it. Well done and thank you very much for keeping...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank JoBloggs771
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Clare W
7 June 2015|
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Response from Jennifer B |
As of November 2018 the current ticket prices are £2 for adults and 50p for children. Apparently it was the first adult price rise in 25 years!