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


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?


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
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
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
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:
Winter 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 – 21st May 2024


Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed to General Admissions between the hours of 10am and 11.30am and again between 1pm and 3pm due to Pre-Booked Educational Tours.


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


We apologise for any inconvenience 


House Closure – 20th May 2024


Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed today between 10am and 11.30am and again from 1pm until 3pm due to pre-booked educational tours.  


The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open.

House Closure – 2nd May 2024


Oliver Cromwell’s House – Admissions today will be limited due to pre-booked Educational  Guided Tours. 

Admission will be unavailable from 11 am until Midday.


The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open.

Admission to Oliver Cromwell’s House – 4th April 2024

Due to a pre-booked Guided Tour Admission to Oliver Cromwell’s House will be unavailable from 2.30pm today.

We apologise for any inconvenience – the Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remains open.