Whittlesey Museum Trust

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Whittlesey Museum has an extensive collection of items of local historical interest. They are open both for drop in visits and private pre-booked tours. There are also have some great volunteering opportunities.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • it encourages you to get out of the house, learning about local history
  • volunteering can be great for self confidence
  • the museum has a friendly group of volunteers; joining them could help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation

What to Expect

The Whittlesey Museum is open to the public several times a week and there is a small entry fee for people visiting the museum.  There’s no need to book, however groups can arrange visits by contacting the museum.


A wheelchair ramp can be provided for entry into the building. All museum displays are on the ground floor, however due to the historic nature of the building some doorways are not accessible to wheelchairs – alternative routes around the museum are available.

An accessible toilet is available, however there are no baby change facilities at the museum.


There are no refreshment facilities at the museum but it is situated very close to several cafes, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

More Information

The mission of Whittlesey Museum is to collect, care for and interpret the natural and cultural heritage of Whittlesey and the surrounding area – Coates, Eastrea, Pondersbridge and Turves – for the benefit and enjoyment of students, local people and visitors.

Whittlesey Museum was founded in 1976 as part of the Whittlesey Society and is now an independent charitable trust. It is located on the ground floor of the early 19th century Town Hall.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Whittlesey Museum has some incredible volunteers that work closely with the curator to ensure the running of the museum.

Tasks are varied; from updating social media, welcoming their guests and taking care of their precious exhibits there is lots of variety for those who are interested in joining the team.

They are currently looking for:

  • Volunteer Stewards
  • Volunteer Lead Social Media
  • Volunteer Lead Events
  • Volunteer Lead Recruitment
  • Volunteer Lead Youth Engagement

For further information or to sign up please visit their website by clicking here.

It is free to volunteer at the Museum.

There is a small fee to enter the museum, check the Museum’s website or facebook page for up to date prices.

How to contact

Where to go

18a Market Street

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