Our wonderful friends at The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon have been posting some excellent short films, all about the life of Oliver Cromwell. We are delighted to show you one of them, presented by Stuart Orme, Curator and Museum Manager. The Museum in Huntington recently had an amazing refurbishment. Although we can't visit just yet, do check their website and social media content, it's really fascinating ! Moving forward, we are planning to work much closer with the Museum offering some fantastic fully immersive tours and information about the life and times of Oliver Cromwell together with some fabulous touring exhibitions, and our new project 'Cromwell's County' so keep tuned in!
We are pleased to announce, Oliver Cromwell's house is fully open from 16th July, Thursday - Sunday from 10 am - 3pm (short closure for lunch 12-12.30). If you would like to see the house, please note tours start at 10am and last morning admission will be 11.15am. First afternoon admissions are 12.30pm and last afternoon admission is 2pm. We are Covid Secure and the house is deep-cleaned daily. The Visit Ely team will look forward to welcoming you into the house that was once the home of Oliver Cromwell, and his family. Normal summer hours 10-5pm, 7 days a week will resume from 30th July. Please see admissions links for pricing.
Join Nora Gardner, aka The Hungry Roundhead, our local guide and food historian to learn about the flavours and ingredients of 17th Century cooking in England. Visit Mrs Cromwell's original kitchen to watch old recipes come to life and compare them to their more modern versions. Hear the stories behind them and of course taste the results! Discover an array of hearty 17th century dishes which would have warmed the soul during the autumnal season. Learn about Mrs Cromwell's favourite dishes as well as hear how she would have used the craft of preserving to prepare for the year ahead.