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Meet the Cromwells!

Saturday 9th June 2018

10:00 am until 5:00 pm


Oliver Cromwell’s House comes to life like never before, with each room in this remarkably well preserved seventeenth century home brimming with long lost energy. Oliver is coming home and bringing the family with him!



This is your chance to witness a snapshot of the life and times of one of England’s most iconic and divisive men. Discover the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, as dinner is prepared for a hungry household, what is on the menu? And what is Marchpane?

Follow on to discover what life would have been like for children in the 17th century and learn about Wool; from fleece to finely spun thread with our very own “Spinster” who will talk and show you through the process of “spinning”

Meet a veteran soldier, from “The Bishops Wars” and discover what he’ll be taking to battle with him, as England heads towards the first Civil War, between King Charles and Parliament; you’ll be able to ask this knowledgeable soldier a wide variety of questions! Not to forget, you can also learn all about how an injured soldier would be treated, with our military surgeon who will be bringing with him his marvellous collection of interesting and, in some cases, utterly terrifying medical implements. How would he deal with a musket ball? What about amputating a leg? You’ll find out at Oliver Cromwell’s House!

Leaving the horrors of war behind, join our skilled book binder who will be demonstrating how books were created during the 17th century using authentic reproduction tools and materials, giving a rare, up-close glimpse into a highly prized trade and skill that is still to this day revered.

As you enter the haunted bedroom you may perhaps see something out of the corner of your eye, don’t be startled. It is simply the man himself, Oliver Cromwell, happy to welcome people to his home, to talk and answer questions. What have you always wanted to know about Oliver Cromwell? What will you ask him?

This promises to be a day of delight and drama as Oliver Cromwell, his family and friends, come home for just one day.


Adults - £6

Children - £4.50

Family Ticket (Two Adults and up to Three Children) - £16