Exhibitions at the Museum

Mysterious iron soled boots in a Footwear exhibition at Wisbech and Fenland Museum
Mysterious iron soled boots in a Footwear exhibition at Wisbech and Fenland Museum

IF you’re looking for some half-term activities, why not head along to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum?

From Tuesday, Best Foot Forward is on exhibition.

A celebration of footwear from around the world, there are examples of Chinese lady’s shoes that illustrate the awful practice of foot binding; clogs from Europe, India and Africa; British lady’s shoes from the late 18th century onwards; and a late 19th century example of an ‘in-line’ roller skate.

The Museum is trying to get more information about a pair of men’s iron soled boots (pictured). Staff know very little about the boots and would appreciate any insight into a possible use for them.

If you have nothing to do with the children on Wednesday, head to the Native American Indian Workshop, running from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Your little ‘Injuns’ can make their own headdress, make and paint a mini canoe and take part in lots of fun activities.

Cost is 50p per child and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

On Saturday, June 4, an exhibition of Bibles from the Museum’s library is being held to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible (Authorised Version) in 1611.

The exhibition features Bibles from the 16th century onwards, including The Great Bible, 1553, a 1613,1611 ‘She’ Bible and a curious hieroglyphic bible of the late 18th century. The latter was produced for children.

The exhibition is on Saturday from 11am to 3.30pm.