Wisbech & Fenland Museum

"So I called myself Pip..."

The original manuscript of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations was bequeathed to the Museum in 1868. It is generally viewable to the public the first Saturday of every month.

Dickens's bicentenary in 2012 offered the opportunity to celebrate this treasure and to recreate one of the iconic images in English literature Miss Havisham's 'wedding feast'.

Miss Havisham's breakfast feast by artist Fred White.

Curator David Wright talks about the original manuscript of Great Expectations