Group Visits

Oliver Cromwell's House offers a wide range of costumed guided tours with our bank of trained guides.

Tours can be arranged for any number of visitors and can also be offered in French and German if requested in advance. We offer free places for coach drivers and tour organisers.

You can find a selection of our tours below, all with costumed guides:

  • Oliver Cromwell’s House
  • King in all but Name
  • Ghostly Tales
  • Witches and Witchcraft
  • Crime and Punishment in Ely
  • Signs and Symbols of Ely
  • Ely Inns and Pubs (past and present)

For further information on these tours please get in touch.

Need help booking other tours and attractions?
As the House doubles as a Tourist Information Centre, we can also arrange bookings for Ely walking tours or tours of other attractions. Contact us today and let us help make the most of your visit.

School Tours

We can offer a variety of areas of study, covering many aspects of the curriculum, including:

  • Experience Cromwellian Life
  • Discover Mrs Cromwell and her Kitchen
  • Civil War Exhibition
  • Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth
  • 17th Century Pastimes
  • Oliver Cromwell – Hero or Villain?
  • Eels and the Draining of the Fens

Corporate Tours

All our tours can be adapted to suit the corporate market, so if you are looking for a group activity or a work’s outing then please contact us.

Our Escape Rooms and other puzzle challenges are particularly suited for team building and personal development exercises and combined with our Function Room facility we are the perfect venue for your business away day. Please enquire for further information.

Coach Driver Information
Ely’s city centre can easily be reached via the A10 Cambridge – King’s Lynn and by following the brown visitors signs upon reaching your destination. We encourage coach drivers to use the drop off/pick up point either in front of Ely Tourist Information Centre (Oliver Cromwell’s House, CB7 4HF) or in front of the Cathedral (The Gallery CB7 4DH). Please be aware that these bays are limited to a 15-minute stay. Public toilets are within proximity to both drop off points. Free coach parking is located at Ely City Football Club, The Demcom Stadium, Downham Road, Ely CB6 2SH which is approximately 15 minutes from the city centre. Here there are several food outlets and toilets.
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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.