Oliver Cromwell's House

Oliver Cromwell's House Oliver Cromwell lived in Ely for 10 years and his house is now open 7 days a Week Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, lived in Ely for 10 years.
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Today the House, the only surviving former Cromwell residence other than Hampton Court, has been recreated to show how his family would have lived in the mid 17th Century. But who was he and why is he so important to British history? "He was King in all but name"

"He banned Christmas"

"Some say his presence can still be felt in the House today"

Come and visit us and determine for yourself if he

was a Hero or a Villain. This beautiful house offers a full range of packages to groups, including guided tours with costumed guides. Times
Open all year round with the exception of 25th and 26th December and 1st January. Summer Hours

1st April - 31st October
10.00am - 5.00pm daily, including Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Last admission is one hour before closing

Winter Hours

1st November - 31st March
11.00am - 4.00pm daily, including Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

On Christmas Eve, we are open 11.00 am - 1.30 pm

Last admission is one hour before closing

Admission Prices for Oliver Cromwell's House:
Adult: ยฃ5.20
Child: ยฃ3.50 (under 6's free)
Family: ยฃ14.00 (2 adults and 3 children under 16)

Normal admission price excludes Event Days when differing prices may be charged

Admission includes the use of a FREE audio guide handset to guide you around Oliver Cromwell's House and help "bring the experience to life"

Last entry admission to Oliver Cromwell's House is 1 hour before closing. Admissions may also be limited subject to pre-booked groups visiting the house. We advise that you contact Oliver Cromwell's House prior to arrival.

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05/10/2023

Itโ€™s all about Visit Ely today ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Please note Oliver Cromwell's House House will be closed today until 1.45pm due to an educational visit.Many thanks for ...
03/10/2023

Please note Oliver Cromwell's House House will be closed today until 1.45pm due to an educational visit.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

***Important Notice***

Oliver Cromwell's House will be closed today until 1.45pm due to 2 educational visits.

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop will be open as normal from10am until 5pm..

Many thanks for your understanding.

****Important****Oliver Cromwell's House will be closed today from 3pm due to a pre booked tour of the house.The Tourist...
01/10/2023

****Important****

Oliver Cromwell's House will be closed today from 3pm due to a pre booked tour of the house.

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop will be open as normal.

Many thanks for your understanding.

**** Please Note****Tours of the house will only be available between 2pm - 3.15pm due to pre booked tours.Sorry for any...
29/09/2023

**** Please Note****

Tours of the house will only be available between 2pm - 3.15pm due to pre booked tours.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

**** Notice****

Oliver Cromwell's House Admissions today will be limited to 2pm until 3.15pm due to a pre-booked Guided Tours

Our Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop will be open as normal from 10am-5pm

Sorry for any inconvenience caused

*** Please Note ***Oliver Cromwell's House will open slightly later today at 10.30am due to an examination taking place....
27/09/2023

*** Please Note ***

Oliver Cromwell's House will open slightly later today at 10.30am due to an examination taking place...

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift shop will be open as normal from 10am

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Now available to purchase from our gift shop here at Oliver Cromwell's House
26/09/2023

Now available to purchase from our gift shop here at Oliver Cromwell's House

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22/09/2023

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This is the fantastic email we received from Victor Bye who attended one of our 'Ely Highlights Tours' guided by our fantastic guide Anne.

"I took your Ely Highlights Tour with Anne on 13th September 2023. The tour was excellent and she is an outstanding guide with an amazing memory. 5 star rating without any hesitation"

Thank you Victor we are so glad you enjoyed yourself!

To book this tour for yourself please click the link ๐Ÿ‘‡
https://rb.gy/xiejq

Winter Tour at Sessions House Ely see below for more details. ๐Ÿ‘‡
22/09/2023

Winter Tour at Sessions House Ely see below for more details. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Winter Tour Alert! 3 DATES ONLY!

As the colder months approach, why not explore Sessions House Ely. This magnificent city centre building is full of intrigue and wonder. Now you can discover itโ€™s history, from when it was built, the trials, the cells and more. Tours are for one hour, and just a short walk to town centre, the market, independent shops and places for lunch.

City Of Ely Council

To book onto this fantastic tour either scan the QR Code or visit https://rb.gy/gbkld

Massive restock of the wonderful Locally made jams, marmalades, chutneys and gins from Nikki's HomemadeWhy don't you pop...
19/09/2023

Massive restock of the wonderful Locally made jams, marmalades, chutneys and gins from Nikki's Homemade

Why don't you pop by and see the fantastic selection of crafts, gifts, books, postcards and much much more that we have on offer here in our gift shop in the Tourist Information centre at Oliver Cromwell's House

๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป  With Halloween around the corner, what better time to buy yourself or a loved one a book on the ghostly goings on i...
15/09/2023

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With Halloween around the corner, what better time to buy yourself or a loved one a book on the ghostly goings on in and around Ely!!

These 2 books are available to buy both in our gift shop here at Oliver Cromwells House and online in our shop... ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป

To purchase one of these books or to browse our online ship please see the link below.. https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/shop/

Check out our shop ! Oliver Cromwell's House ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ
14/09/2023

Check out our shop ! Oliver Cromwell's House ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ

05/09/2023

Fancy a free tour of Oliver Cromwell's House?

As part of Heritage Open Days we are open between 2pm and 5pm on Friday 8th September.

See below for more details... ๐Ÿ‘‡

***Important***Please note Oliver Cromwells House will be closed today between 12.45pm and 3pm for a pre booked tour.The...
04/09/2023

***Important***

Please note Oliver Cromwells House will be closed today between 12.45pm and 3pm for a pre booked tour.

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop will be open as normal from 10am until 5pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Not your average visitor to Oliver Cromwell's House!!
30/08/2023

Not your average visitor to Oliver Cromwell's House!!

The Fate of Ely's Witch a Halloween Special at Ely's Escape Room get booking before its too late!
30/08/2023

The Fate of Ely's Witch a Halloween Special at Ely's Escape Room get booking before its too late!

Come and See the selection of historical books we have available here in Oliver Cromwell's House
30/08/2023

Come and See the selection of historical books we have available here in Oliver Cromwell's House

Walk in's are available this weekend Saturday, Sunday for normal escape Rooms and Bank Holiday Monday for the junior Esc...
25/08/2023

Walk in's are available this weekend Saturday, Sunday for normal escape Rooms and Bank Holiday Monday for the junior Escape Room. Alternatively you can book online using the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/escape-rooms/

***Phones are now back on!***๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“žImportant๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“žOur Phone Lines are currently down...Please bear with us, we should be up an...
25/08/2023

***Phones are now back on!***

๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“žImportant๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ž

Our Phone Lines are currently down...
Please bear with us, we should be up and running again by midday ๐Ÿ“ž

Oliver Cromwell's House is open as normal.

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24/08/2023

New Bags! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ’ผ

It's always wonderful to have visitors from overseas visit us, but 3 generations enjoying themselves is even more specia...
23/08/2023

It's always wonderful to have visitors from overseas visit us, but 3 generations enjoying themselves is even more special ๐Ÿฅฐ

History coming โ€˜Aliveโ€™ at Oliver Cromwellโ€™s House today!!
23/08/2023

History coming โ€˜Aliveโ€™ at Oliver Cromwellโ€™s House today!!

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Heritage Open Days are now live !  Click on the QR code below, and choose what you would like to learn about (FOR FREE),...
18/08/2023

Heritage Open Days are now live ! Click on the QR code below, and choose what you would like to learn about (FOR FREE), or follow the link

https://tinyurl.com/yc4fr4bb

15/08/2023

Scan QR code to book your October treat ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿงก

Weโ€™ve got something rather unique at Oliver Cromwell's House shop ! Introducing our very own mead. Infused with rosemary...
14/08/2023

Weโ€™ve got something rather unique at Oliver Cromwell's House shop !

Introducing our very own mead. Infused with rosemary, thyme and bay leaf grown in the meadery garden.

Treat yourself to a tipple ! Exclusive to our award winning attraction !

Visit Ely

Can you beat the clock ? โ€ฆ.
14/08/2023

Can you beat the clock ? โ€ฆ.

11/08/2023

Only available in October ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€use QR code to book your slot โ€ฆ.if youโ€™re brave enough !!

Congratulations to all that work Oliver Cromwell's House
11/08/2023

Congratulations to all that work Oliver Cromwell's House

We just love it when we get left a lovely review!To see for yourself why don't you give us a visit!
07/08/2023

We just love it when we get left a lovely review!

To see for yourself why don't you give us a visit!

A wonderful sight outside Oliver Cromwell's House today! Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs! ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
04/08/2023

A wonderful sight outside Oliver Cromwell's House today! Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs! ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

It's always lovely to see people having photos taken in front of Oliver Cromwell's House and with Mr and Mrs Cromwell, But to have a new Mr and Mrs having their photo taken is even more wonderful! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Workshop Wednesday's start today at The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon
02/08/2023

Workshop Wednesday's start today at The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

01/08/2023

This Saturday, 5 August, we'll be having a visit from some soldiers; drop in throughout the day to find out more about warfare, handle replica artefacts and even try your hand at some 1600s drill in a FREE event!๐Ÿ˜€Details at: https://cromwellmuseum.org/events/meet-a-civil-war-soldier-3

01/08/2023
Restock from  Robinson Collection here at Oliver Cromwell's HousePop by and see all the fantastic souvenirs we have for ...
01/08/2023

Restock from Robinson Collection here at Oliver Cromwell's House

Pop by and see all the fantastic souvenirs we have for sale

Address

29 St Mary's Street
Ely
CB74HF

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

01353 662062

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Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, lived in Ely for 10 years. Today the House, the only surviving former Cromwell residence other than Hampton Court, has been recreated to show how his family would have lived in the mid 17th Century. But who was he and why is he so important to British history? "He was King in all but name" "He banned Christmas" "Some say his presence can still be felt in the House today" Come and visit us and determine for yourself if he was a Hero or a Villain. This beautiful house offers a full range of packages to groups, including guided tours with costumed guides. Times Open all year round with the exception of 25th and 26th December and 1st January. Summer Hours 1st April - 31st October 10.00am - 5.00pm daily, including Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Last admission is one hour before closing Winter Hours 1st November - 31st March 11.00am - 4.00pm daily, including Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays On Christmas Eve, we are open 11.00 am - 1.30 pm Last admission is one hour before closing Admission Prices for Oliver Cromwell's House: Adult: ยฃ5.00 Child: ยฃ3.50 (under 6's free) Family: ยฃ15.00 (2 adults and 3 children under 16) Normal admission price excludes Event Days when differing prices may be charged Admission includes use of a FREE audio guide handset to guide you around Oliver Cromwell's House and help "bring the experience to life" Last entry admission to Oliver Cromwell's House is 1 hour before closing. Admissions may also be limited subject to pre-booked groups visiting the house. We advise that you contact Oliver Cromwell's House prior to arrival.


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We had a great day at Oliver Cromwell's House yesterday ! A must for every 17th Century enthusiast ! Very informative and entertaining at the same time ! A little disappointing, that the 16th century wall paintings are hidden behind the 17th century panelling ! Would it be possible to show some photographs of what lays behind them ?
Excellent visit to Oliver Cromwell's House today. Friendly staff, splendid venue and well paced tour. Deaf-friendly for our daughter and plenty to explore.