Your Visit

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. There is also a new timeline and family tree to provide more engaging content about this complex man who killed a King but refused the crown.

Visitors 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.

We have also added a brand new audio tour for both adults and families – the handsets, included in the admission really bring the story of the impressive Oliver Cromwell House vividly to life.

Opening times

Opening Hours are Seasonal
We are currently on:
Winter Hours

*Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Summer Hours

*Includes Bank Holidays

House Tours
Tours take approx. 45 minutes. Last entry to the House is 45 minutes before closing. There is no need to pre-book.

Group Tours

Oliver Cromwell’s House offers a wide range of costumed guided tours for with our bank of trained guides. Tours can be arranged for any number of visitors.

Function Room

Why not consider booking the Tithe Office at Oliver Cromwell’s House. This atmospheric, 17th Century, oak panelled room, is perfect for a variety of meetings, away days, corporate or social functions.

Gift Shop

The House also doubles as the Tourist Information Centre and has a delightful gift shop full of gift ideas as well as souvenirs relating to Cromwell and the area.

Admission Prices and Accessibility

(age 6-16)
Family Groups (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Under 6's*
Group Tours
Price varies depending on numbers in group. Get in touch for further information.
Admission to the house includes an audio handset.

We also operate a Residents Scheme, please enquire for more information.

*All Children must be accomapanied by an Adult. 

Please note that on occasions, due to large group visits, there may be delays to public admissions and in exceptional circumstances, Oliver Cromwell’s House may be closed. Please contact us in advance if you have any concerns.


Our accessibility statement is designed to be as comprehensive as possible. However if there is information around access that is not within the statement, please contact us for clarification. 

How to find us

Oliver Cromwell’s House
29 St Mary’s Street


By Car
Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely is only 12 miles from Cambridge and is accessible via the A10 or A14. Unfortunately, Oliver Cromwell’s House has no parking facilities. Ely has a variety of free long stay and short stay car parks. Find out more here.

By Bus
Stagecoach offers a network of frequent and reliable buses, which provide excellent access to all parts of Ely with bus stops within walking distance of Oliver Cromwell’s House. For further information see here or for the Bus Timetable call 0871 200 2233.

For groups visits by coach please refer to information provided here.

By Rail
Ely boasts direct connections to London King’s Cross, Norwich, Cambridge, the Midlands and Stansted Airport. Upon arrival it is then only a 15 minute walk to Oliver Cromwell’s House.

Greater Anglia have the following valuable resource to plan your journey, view here.

Admission to Oliver Cromwell’s House – 22nd June 2023


Due to a pre-booked Guided Tour entry to Oliver Cromwell’s House will be unavailable between and 3.30pm.



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

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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 – 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.