There’s a lot going on at the House

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ALTHOUGH Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House may be closed for the winter, there is still a lot going on at the Wisbech tourist attraction.

The Grade II listed Georgian house, found on South Brink, chronicles the life and work of Octavia Hill, one of Wisbech’s most famous historical figures.

There are lots of displays to show people what life was like in the 1800s, when Octavia Hill was alive.

A new feature at the House for this winter has been the tea room and gardens remaining open through the colder months, even though the museum itself is open by appointment only until its reopening in March.

The tea room, open at lunchtime on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, offers a selection of food, including sandwiches, jacket potatoes and soup.

There is also a gift shop, with a range of Octavia Hill memorabilia, plus a good stock of second-hand books available for purchase.

The House is also home to a number of groups and clubs, who use its many meeting rooms which are available to hire.

Classes include yoga, piano, IT for beginners, painting and art workshops, life drawing and a chess club. A full schedule of events is available from the House.