Tourism

Oliver Cromwell’s House

Visit the former Lord Protector’s family home, the only residence still in existence other than Hampton Court. Following a refurbishment, our House now boasts a completely re-vamped Civil War Exhibition with impressive interactive displays and interpretations. You’ll have the opportunity to try on costumes and try out the games of the time as well as truly experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment. Audio handsets bring the story of the impressive Oliver Cromwell House vividly to life.

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Lovingly restored to represent a glimpse of the home, life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell, one of historys most interesitng and divisive indivuals.

  • Admission includes an audio guide – including a child themed version.
  • 17th Century rooms, recreated to give a glimpse of the life and times of Oliver Cromwell.
  • Home of Ely’s Escape Room (Run from the Oak Pannelled Tithe Office, former office of Oliver Cromwell)
  • Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop selling a wide range and variety of locally produced gifts and souverniers.
  • Host of Events including guided walking tours, annual ghost tours and far more.
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Did you know?

Want to meet Cambridge’s largest resident? Head to the Museum of Zoology, where you’ll be greeted by an enormous fin whale skeleton. Measuring 21-metres, it’s one of the largest of its kind ever recorded, and fills the entrance hall end to end.