Peckover House and Garden

Important notice -

Between 24th February and 10th March the Wisbech Fair will be in town. This means there is no parking in our recommended car park - Chapel Road. Please see https://www.wisbechtowncouncil.gov.uk/town-centre-parking.html for alternatives.

Elegant Georgian town house with wonderful walled garden

Peckover House and Garden

Things to see and do

Useful to know

Peckover House and Garden

What's on

The Orangery in the Peckover garden

Events at Peckover this season 

We have lots of events happening throughout the season - from Behind the Scenes tours to Quiz evenings, there's something for everybody.

Upcoming events

The Garden in Winter

Sat 16 Feb 2019
12:00-13:30
An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden. Warming soups and hot drinks available.

Winter Opening Behind the Scenes Talk

Sat 16 Feb 2019
14:00-14:30
Our behind the scenes talk about the garden will give visitors an added insight into the delights of the winter garden. Come and find one of the team in the Orangery at 2pm, they will explain how we care for the three hundred year old Orange...

Cushions - Samphire Quilters

Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00-15:30
Samphire Quilters, a quilting group from Kings Lynn, were given a challenge to make a cushion showing 'The Secret Patterns of Peckover House'. They were given a photograph and asked to interpret the pattern. Will you be able to find the...

Lord Peckover's Lost Library

Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00-15:30
Following the death of Alexandrina's father, Lord Alexander Peckover, in 1919, his valuable book collection was sold off. In the centenary of Lord Peckover's death, we wish to tell the story of his 'Lost Library' and wider collecting interests....

House Tours

Mon 25 Feb 2019
11:45-14:45
Entry to the house between 23 February - 4 April, Monday to Thursday, will be by guided tour only. Free flow at weekends. The tours will be at 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sat 09 Mar 2019
12:30-13:30
Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: tours will involve several flights of stairs.
Library Sketch, Peckover House, Wisbech
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Eating and shopping

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Enjoy a tempting treat 

Treat yourself to a tempting snack in our Reed Barn, browse our gifts in the Gift Shop, pick up some inspiration at our Plant Sales trolley and take home a good read from our Second Hand Bookshop.

Cream tea, Peckover House, Cambridgeshire

Lonely Planet announces Peckover House is the perfect spot for a cream tea 

Experts at the Lonely Planet travel guides have compiled a list of the 500 best culinary treats around the world and the best places to eat them. A cream tea in an English country garden makes the list, with a very special mention for Peckover House.

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History

Peckover House and Garden

The history of Peckover 

The Peckover's were a family of wealthy Quaker bankers. Their association with Wisbech began in 1777 when Jonathan Peckover established his grocery business here. Then on the death of Alexandrina Peckover in 1948, the house and garden came into the care of the National Trust.

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Groups

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Planning on bringing your group? 

We welcome groups to Peckover House and Garden. To get the best from your group visit to us, get in touch to request a booking form and discuss the best options for you.

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Venue hire

A newlywed couple embracing by a hedge

Hire our special place 

Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or hire Peckover House and Garden for a wedding, our dedicated team will be able to help you every step of the way.

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Places to stay

Peckover House and Garden

Art and collections

Cabinet of Curiosities

Peckover's Cabinet of Curiosities  

Alexander, Lord Peckover was an avid collector and the Cabinet of Curiosities is testament to his many travels throughout Europe and North Africa. Here we take a more in-depth look at some of the quirkier items in Alexander's collection.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Peckover House and Garden on the National Trust Collections website