Octavia Hill was born in Wisbech in 1838, and her birthplace house remains one of the town’s most popular attractions. The house is a Grade II listed building, and visitors are welcome to peek into the childhood home of one of England’s most infamous social reformers with a visit to the National Trust building she once called home.
There’s a gift shop for those souvenirs to take home, and a tea room for those of you who like to take your time and whet your whistle during your visit. You’ll find the Octavia Hill House on Wisbech’s South Brink, and it remains one of the region’s most significant historic buildings.
As you make your way around the house you’ll learn more about the fascinating life story behind Octavia’s impact on modern life, and you’ll find displays throughout that bring the tale to life. The lovely thing about the house is that it also hosts all kinds of events throughout the year. Yoga, painting, community groups and music lessons are just some of the activities you’ll find in the building, so it remains a part of the Wisbech community.