Wisbech & Fenland MuseumEdit profile
The Wisbech & Fenland Museum, established in 1847, is one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom, located in the town of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, England.
The museum houses a number of important collections relating to local history and Thomas Clarkson. Its star exhibit is the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the bequest of Chauncy Hare Townshend. Other notable artifacts include Napoleon's Sèvres breakfast service, said to have been captured at the Battle of Waterloo and Thomas Clarkson's chest, containing examples of 18th century African textiles, seeds and leatherwork which he used to illustrate his case for direct trade with Africa.