Heritage Open Days 2022 – Shaping the Future

Discover and have your say on initial plans towards the future of this iconic local building. See the latest plans. Share your memories with us. – Did YOU see The Rolling Stones play here..? – Have your say and hear about our £3000 fundraising goal!

Built in 1811, following plans by Joseph Medworth, as an Exchange Hall and Gentlemen’s Club, the Corn Exchange became home to Wisbech Town Council in 1835, where it remains resident to the present day.

In the latter years of the 20th century, the Corn Exchange became a regular place for public entertainment – from Shakespeare recitations to dancing, rollerskating, wrestling and bingo. Appearances by major figures in the 1960s include The Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lulu, Tom Jones, Adam Faith, Frankie Vaughan and The Hollies. The Corn Exchange closed in the early 1990s after initial plans to change its use to a cinema were halted. But now it’s time to repair, revitalise and relaunch Wisbech Corn Exchange!

Take a look at our video from a previous HOD event in 2018:

Donations are most welcome – if you would like to support our £3,000 fundraising goal, please donate here: https://www.paypal.com/GB/fundraiser/charity/4285424

Event Times

Saturday 17 September: 1100-1600
Sunday 18 September: 1100-1600

Booking Details

No booking required


Small steps into entrance. Wheelchair ramp available.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Max 10 people per tour/session. 20 mins Visits approximately every twenty minutes from 1100. Last visit to conclude by 1600. Book on the day or just show up for the next time slot!


The Corn Exchange is located near the bridge opposite the Thomas Clarkson Memorial, on the North Brink prior to National Trust property Peckover House. Parking available by the riverside and in the Old Market.


1 thought on “Heritage Open Days 2022 – Shaping the Future”

  1. My wife and will be coming to open day and will be donating as we we have done before, we think this is a well worth project, and hope people will get behind you ,as the the cornexchange holds lots of good memories for me as a young man.


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