Conservationist, Artist, Social Reformer, Writer and Teacher

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About Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill (1838-1912) was a woman ahead of her time. An artist and a radical, she was a pioneer of affordable housing and can be seen as the founder of modern social work. Read more >

Schools and Education

Octavia Hill was one of the most influential of all Victorians. Her remarkable achievements are ideal to study topics concerning housing, the good health of communities, conservation and the environment. Read more >

What’s On

The Birthplace House and Octavia Hill Society's programme of upcoming events including our weekly walks. Read more >

Centenary Green

A project which was launched to fund the transformation of a historically significant, but derelict, piece of land in Wisbech into a landscaped garden for the local community to enjoy. Read more >


  • Opening Times

    Apologies, but the museum is currently closed until further notice. Check back here for updates on opening dates and times.
  • Admission Prices

    Adults: £4.50
    Concessions: £3.50 (Senior Citizens and National Trust members)
    Accompanied children FREE
  • How to Find Us

    Click here for directions to Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House.
  • Make a Donation

    Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House is owned and managed by an independent charity, the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust. It relies on visitor income and the generosity of individual donors. The House is run entirely by volunteers.

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