Home   What's On   Article

Chatteris Museum


By Ben Comber


Chatteris Museum
Chatteris Museum

This community museum first started as a collection in 1942, housed in the district council office. It covers the local history, from the earliest prehistoric settlement.

Chatteris Museum

Address: 14 Church Lane, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6JA

Visitor centre opening hours: Thursdays 2 - 4.30, Saturdays 10 - 1

Entry prices: Free admission

Parking: Free parking opposite

Toilets: Yes

Refreshments: No

The collection became a fully fledged museum in 1963 and has been displayed in its current home since 1995, the old doctors’ surgery.

There’s a considerable collection of objects and artefacts; in particular interest to local history buffs will be the picture library, and there are various other documents, maps and tools.

A nice stop for those branching out from the city and venturing into the Fens, this is one of the Fens Museum Partnership museums that chronicle the history of Fenland communities and the impact of the draining of the Fens.

Chatteris is one of the four bustling market towns in the Fenlands. They have facinating histories and are the sites of many archaelogical finds dating back to Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements, making the Fenland Museums a worthwile trail for local historians,

More information can be found on the Chatteris Museum website.



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More