Look Inside The Corn Exchange

Virtually untouched since 1992, Wisbech Corn Exchange is a genuine 1960s time capsule. 

The building is currently only open to visitors once a year in September, when guided tours are available as part of the national Heritage Open Days initiative. Tickets for the first ever open day in 2018 sold out very fast. However, you can experience a rare glimpse of the inside of the Corn Exchange by browsing the galleries below. If you would like to be first to hear when tickets for our next open day become available, please subscribe to our mailing list.

With special thanks to Alan Wheeldon for volunteering his photographic expertise. 


With a frontage built in 1811, and an internal structure dating from 1857, Wisbech Corn Exchange boasts a wide variety of architectural features in need of conservation & repair

Bingo Ephemera

Left in situ since the Corn Exchange closed in 1992, and with no one to call “Eyes down!” or “Full House!” memories spanning 50 years quietly gather dust.

Industrial Kitchenalia

Once feeding hundreds of people weekly, the industrial kitchen still retains its 1950s oven and 1980s advertising, whilst 30 year old washing up still sits on the drainer…

Behind the Scenes

When the bingo hall closed its doors the back offices were left frozen in time. Disconnected telephones & stopped clocks wait patiently for the staff to come back.