Following the launch of Ely’s Escape Room's, Oliver Cromwell’s House is pleased to announce the reopening of 'The Curious Case of Curator Chadwick' from 22nd May 2021.
Here's a snippet about the plot! It's 1910 and the Vicar of St. Mary's Church has rented the Tithe Room out of the Vicarage to his dear friend, Curator Cornelius Chadwick. After a few weeks, he mysteriously disappears! Come and search for clues, solve the puzzles and discover the whereabouts of the enigmatic Curator.
Sessions are priced at £95 per group. Sessions are suitable for groups of 4 - 6. To find out more then please click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The activity also lends itself to the corporate market and work parties. We are also able to offer young people's parties (aged 13 to 16). To discuss your requirements, please email email@example.com or call us on 01353 662062.
For the first time ever, we have a Junior Escape Room Challenge - aimed at 10-13 yr olds!
Ideal for birthday's, get togethers, or just a fun day out. Up to 8 players are allowed - parent must remain on premises. The puzzle has been suitably adapted for the younger audience and promises to be a whole lot of fun! The sessions are running four times a day, this Friday during the October Half Term. Sessions are £95 and bookable by following the link below ! Can the younger audience do better than the adults ? Now there's a challege!
The Celestial Medlar - a sinister time-travelling magician!
Based on the Escape Room principle, this activity is designed to accommodate between 20 and 40 people and provides a unique journey through history in a thrilling adventure. Your group will be divided into four teams and then they will be pitched against one another with the task of completing a series of puzzles in the quickest time. Each team will have to visit four rooms within Oliver Cromwell’s House and work out the puzzles that when put together, will give you your ultimate answer. Your challenge is to complete the assignment before any of the other teams.
Complete with an awards ceremony at the end, this fun activity takes approximately 90 minutes and is priced at £25 per person. The event can be undertaken after 5.30 pm on a day of your choice, subject to availability.
Please call us on 01353 662062 if you are interested in booking this 'Escape Room' using the whole house, it's ideal for Corporate Team Building !
A Brand New Tour of Ely including unprecedented access to The Sessions House
Friday 26th November 2021 at 11am and Sunday 5th December at 11.30am.
From Witchcraft to Murder, highway robbery, forgery and vagrancy – all this and more included in our brand-new tour!
Join our guide and hear about some of the most serious cases heard at the 200 year old Assize Court in Ely over the last 300 years. Discover the Bishop’s special powers and some of the grim punishments metered out to prisoners.
This your commences at 11am from Oliver Cromwell's House and will conclude at The Sessions House on Lynn Road.
Please note that due to the age of the building (Sessions House) there are limits on accessibility - should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us before booking.
Tickets - £15 per person
The tradition of telling Ghostly stories during the festive period is well known and long standing. It is with this in mind that Visit Ely and Oliver Cromwell’s House are pleased to play host to an evening of Spine Chilling tales, delivered in our Tithe Office by Candlelight. The narrator for the evening has been known as The Nightwatchman of Ely.
With a selection tales, some from the pen of the renowned MR James and others from within Oliver Cromwell’s House itself, this is sure to be an event that will leave an impression.
Included in the price of admission will be a glass of Mulled Wine and a delectable festive nibble.
POST Christmas Day Walk !
Join us on a festive walk through Ely's historical streets! Blow away the festive cobwebs and enjoy a guided tour, lasting approximately 1.5 hours, and covering approx 1 mile. The walk will take you on a circular tour of our beautiful Medieval City, taking in the iconic buildings and festive lights. One not to be missed.
For just £8 including your tour guide, meet outside Oliver Cromwell's House at 2pm, 27th December.
A WINTER WALK
Treat yourself to a post-Christmas Day walk, and learn all about the Eels of ELY. Find out from our guide all about the infamous trail, how the community fished for Eels and where they all are now. Why is Ely called ELY ? Come and join us to find out more. All our walks are guided by professionally trained guides, cover approximately one mile and the tours last 1.5 hours.
Blow away the cobwebs and find out more !
For just £8 including your tour guide, meet outside Oliver Cromwell's House at 2pm, 28th December.
Christmas Walk - Ely Riverside
This expanded wintery tour takes in the city centre as well as the stunning views. Learn about the draining of the fens, the life of the Fen Folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today. This is a rare opportuniy to experience Ely's captivating riverside with the additional information provided by one of our experienced guides.
Blow away the Christmas cobwebs and walk off the excess food ! The tour will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House at 2pm.
Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.