Visit the former family home of one of England’s most remarkable historical figures

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.
Portrait of Oliver Cromwell portrait by Samuel Cooper

History

Oliver Cromwell – a name that still divides opinions more than three hundred years after his death. But who was he and why is he so important to British history?

Events

Offering a wide range of Events throughout the year, with Ely’s Escape Room, Tours and more, there is something for everyone.

Gift Shop

A wonderful array of gifts and souvenirs  awaits at Oliver Cromwell’s House giving visitors the chance to own mementos of happy times.

Watch our taster tour...

What's on this month...

Escape Rooms
Experiment: Vita-Datum - Escape Room Experience
Escape Rooms are the latest interactive and immersive activity to sweep the country (in fact the world!). If you love games and puzzles or just like trying new things then this is for you. Parties - Maxiumum 6 Players
£80.00 60 minutes
Escape Rooms
The Tomb of The Templars - Escape Room
Escape Rooms are the latest interactive and immersive activity to sweep the country (in fact the world!). If you love games and puzzles or just like trying new things then this is for you. Parties - Maxiumum 6 Players
£80.00 60 minutes
Tours
Ely Pubs - Past and Present
Join our expert guides as they take you on a journey through the rich malty history of Ely's Inns and Pubs. Explore the pubs still serving, those now reused and reimagined and those long lost to the mists of time.
£20.00 90 minutes
Events
More Trials of Terror at Sessions House
Now is your chance to step back into the mists of history and bare witness to moments from some of the most notorious trials that took place in Ely. From murderers to witches, sit before the "Hanging" Judge, hear the tesimonies of the poor souls wrapped up in these ghoulish tales and act as the jury - will you agree with history?
£30.00 90 minutes
Tours
The Ely Highlights Tour
There is so much to see in Ely, so much to learn and sometimes we get asked "Where do I begin?" - We have the perfect answer- The Ely Highlights Tour!
£7.50 90 minutes

Opening times

Opening Hours are Seasonal
We are currently on:
Summer Hours
Summer Hours

*Includes Bank Holidays

Winter Hours

*Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

House Tours
Tours take approx. 45 minutes. Last entry to the House is 45 minutes before closing. There is no need to pre-book.
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House Closure – 11th July 2024

 
Oliver Cromwell’s House and Ely’s Tourist Information Centre will be closed on 11th July 2024 to allow for investigative conservation work to be undertaken.

Oliver Cromwell’s House and Ely’s Tourist Information Centre will reopen on 12th July 2024.

We apologise for any inconvenience. 
 

House Closure – 26th June 2024

 

Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed to General Admission from 3.15 pm today.

 

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open between 10am and 5pm.

House Closure – 8th July 2024

 

Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed to General Admissions today 

until 3 pm

 

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open between 10am and 5pm.

House Closure 9th July 2024

Oliver Cromwell’s House will be clsoed to General Admissions today between 1.30pm and 4pm due to a pre-booked Guided Tour.

We apologise for any inconvenience – the Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open between 10am and 5pm