Cromwell and Ely

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, lived in Ely for 10 years. Today the House, the only surviving former Cromwell residence other than Hampton Court, has been recreated to show how his family would have lived in the mid 17th Century.

But who was he and why is he so important to British history?

"He was King in all but name"

"He banned Christmas"

"Some say his presence can still be felt in the House today"

Come and visit us and determine for yourself if he was a Hero or a Villain.

This beautiful house offers a full range of packages to groups, including guided tours with costumed guides.

Opening Times

Open all year round with the exception of 25th and 26th December and 1st January.

Summer Hours

28th April - 1st November 2015
10.00am - 5.00pm daily, including Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Winter Hours

2nd November - 31st March
11.00am - 4.00pm daily, including Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

On Christmas Eve, we are open 11.00 am - 1.30 pm

Admission Prices for Oliver Cromwell's House

Adult: £4.90
Concession: £4.40 (over 60's and students with a valid student card)
Child: £3.40 (under 6's free)
Family: £14.00 (2 adults and 3 children under 16)

Last entry admission to Oliver Cromwell's House is 1 hour before closing. Admissions may also be limited subject to pre-booked groups visiting the house. We advise that you contact Oliver Cromwell's House prior to arrival.

Events at Oliver Cromwell's House

Not sure what to do during the school holidays? Oliver Cromwell's House Ely hosts a range of fun 'hands on' activities for the whole family! Follow the children's trail around the House with clues and riddles, practise your medieval handwriting, have a go at dressing up in 17th Century costumes or discover the toys of those days! Visit us on 'Cromwell's Tuesday' to meet real characters and take part in our special activities!

Find out about events happening at the House.

Function Room available at Oliver Cromwell's House

A MEETING ROOM WITH A DIFFERENCE Why not consider booking the Tithe Office at Oliver Cromwell’s House? This atmospheric,17th century, oak panelled room, is ideal for a variety of meetings, away days, soirees and other functions.The Tithe Office can accommodate up to 24 people with a range of refreshments available.In addition, we are happy to arrange visits to neighbouring attractions and/or walking tours to complement your function room hire.

You can use our online enquiry form for any bookings or requests


Oliver Cromwell's House
29 St Mary's Street
Ely, Cambs CB7 4HF
United Kingdom
01353 662062
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