Group Visits at Oliver Cromwell's House
Visit the former Lord Protector's family home. Experience what domestic life would have been like in the
17th C. - with re-created period rooms, as well as an exhibition detailing the Civil War. Visit Mrs Cromwell's kitchen and learn about her love for cooking with eels. See how the family spent their leisure time, and venture into the haunted bedroom to hear about Cromwell's dramatic death (if you dare!).
This beautiful house offers a full range of packages to groups, including guided tours with costumed guides. As it also houses the city's Tourist Information Centre, combination tours with the magnificent Ely Cathedral and other key attractions can be arranged - including boat cruises, walking and ghost tours. An atmospheric small function room located in the original Tithe Office at Oliver Cromwell's House is available to hire for refreshments or gatherings to complete your visit. Audio handsets available.
OPENING TIMES: Please contact for details.
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 1 hour.
GROUP TRAVEL FACILITIES:
Free preliminary visit for group organiser, coach parking nearby, coach drop off/pick up point (by cathedral), coach driver free admission, guided group tours, evening visits by arrangement, toilets, shop, wheelchair access (ground floor with interactive booth), corporate hospitality.
Adults £3.70, Children £2.90, Concessions £3.40.
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VenueOliver Cromwell's House
29 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4HF
Map reference: TL 537801 Lat: 52.39820 Long: 0.25791
Ely is easily accessed by road via the A10 or A142 off the A14. Car parking is Ely is free with disabled parking allocation in car parks and central Ely.
By Public Transport:
There is also a centrally located railway station, with good links to the rest of the region that makes Ely ideally situated to use as a base whilst visiting Cambridge, Newmarket, Norwich or the Norfolk Coast. We look forward to welcoming you!
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Ely station
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 30 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.
Disabled Access Most of ground floor access with interactive booth for the entire house.
Self-assessed accessibility details
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Entrance is well lit
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To the gift shop
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Contrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
- Visitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
- Visitor information available in audio format
- Hearing loop installed in public areas
- Hearing loop system
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Effective lighting for visually impaired visitors
We are a listed building and hence have a limited access