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.


Award Winning Oliver Cromwell's House has been awarded the Visit England Hidden Gem 2014 accolade


Opening Times

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

Summer Hours

1st April - 31st October
10.00am - 5.00pm daily, including Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Last admission is one hour before closing

Winter Hours

1st 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

Last admission is one hour before closing

Admission Prices for Oliver Cromwell's House from 1st April 2016

Adult: £4.90
Child: £3.40 (under 6's free)
Family: £14.00 (2 adults and 3 children under 16)

Normal admission price excludes Event Days when differing prices may be charged

Admission includes use of a FREE audio guide handset to guide you around Oliver Cromwell's House and help "bring the experience to life"

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 Event Days 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

Contact Details

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


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