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Oliver Cromwell's House

Oliver Cromwells House 29 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4HF, England
+44 1353 662062
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On a search with overseas relatives for ancestoral connections we arrived late at Ely to view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beetobee
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Buntingford, United Kingdom
Fascinating Piece of History

This visit helped to fill in some gaps in what I know of the history of Oliver Cromwell. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madelyn C
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Oliver Cromwells House 29 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4HF, England
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Oliver Cromwells House 29 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4HF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a search with overseas relatives for ancestoral connections we arrived late at Ely to view Cromwells House. Staff were very accommodating and still let us explore the house despite the last tour having already left. Fascinating insight into a man some consider a villain...More

1  Thank beetobee
Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit helped to fill in some gaps in what I know of the history of Oliver Cromwell. The self-guided tour (with recordings) is informative. When I inquired at the gift shop if there were any cookbooks (given that in the kitchen the tour went...More

1  Thank Madelyn C
Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and found the recipe sheets useful. Look out for our 17th Century Cookery Workshops!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oliver Cromwell was quite an historic figure and the question of villain or hero plays out throughout the house and self-guided tour (audio guide is included with admission). The house was in good condition but the displays could verge on being campy (Cromwell on his...More

Thank Diana15241
Reviewed 1 December 2017

What a wonderful property in a beautiful location. Steeped in history, stunning original features, informative tour and film. Friendly staff , well worth a visit.

1  Thank mumfrmhel
Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the review.

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Love this quirky house with its huge fireplaces, bags of charcacter - and lots of ghosts to boot. The death bedroom will thrill your children and send shivers down the spine! There are plenty of kiddies activities as you go round, we often pop in...More

Thank fengirl_10
Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us so positively.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

I had mixed feelings about this building. Having been a National Trust Room Guide at Woolsthorpe Manor, similar period, I felt this lacked atmosphere. Volunteers to give explanations would greatly have improved the experience. There were explanations from the film and audio guide supplied but...More

Thank CJSNetwork
Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

I am sorry that you did not enjoy the way we have interpreted Cromwell's former home. In the absence of volunteer guides, visitors usually find the narrative on our free audio handsets very informative. With regards to Christmas, we try to provide some light hearted...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Small house doesn't take long to go round but some interesting bits of history to be learnt about Cromwell and civil war, atmosphere of the house makes you feel that Cromwell could be around somewhere.

Thank k3do
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Amazing experience and so very interesting. Very surprised, surpassed expectations. Learnt more about history, as well as trying on the helmets!

Thank Snoopy311
Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Good if you have young children on a rainy day. Small museum with many different activities. Maybe some parts are a little tired. Shop excellent.

Thank patch722
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Learnt some things here that I never knew so worth a visit and it changed my opinion of Oliver Cromwell. The house is interesting and plenty of information with being overloaded. You get a headset to talk you through the tour. Be aware there are...More

Thank Stephen W
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Marion T
3 August 2016|
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Response from Homeiswhereyouparkit | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply... You'd be fine with the downstairs of the house as far as I can remember, but I'm pretty sure there was no wheelchair access to the upper area... Probably best if you contact them to make sure... More
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