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.

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What's on this month...

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
Escape Rooms
The Saint and The Sinner - 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 - Maximum 6 Players
£75.00 45 minutes
Escape Rooms
The Blighted Battle - 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
£75.00 45 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 – 1st October 2023


Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed to General Admissions between the hours of 2.30pm and 5pm due to a Pre-Booked Guided Tour.


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

 

We apologise for any inconvenience 

 

House Closure – 3rd October 2023

 

Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed today until 1.45pm due to pre-booked educational tours.  

 

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open.

House Closure – 29th September 2023

 

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

 

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open.

Admission to Oliver Cromwell’s House – 23rd June 2023

 

Due to a pre-booked Guided Tour entry to Oliver Cromwell’s House will be unavailable between 1.30pm and 4pm.

 

 

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