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“Ramsey 1940's Weekend”

Ramsey Rural Museum
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Ramsey
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Owner description: We are an independent museum in Huntingdonshire situated in open countryside on the edge of a small Fenland town. Housed in renovated 17th century farm buildings, the museum is full of items and exhibits kindly donated by local companies and the public. Ramsey Rural Museum is a charitable trust that is managed and maintained entirely by volunteers. We have
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Didn't visit the Rural Museum but certainly went to the 1940's weekend, perhaps the museum next time. The Annual forties weekend is held every august and is definitely worth a visit. People come from miles away to dress up in costume of the period and you will find them dressed as GI's. British servicemen, a sprinkling of WAAF's, Flashily dressed spiv's and their ladies in their pretty floral dresses, fur stoles and stockings.They even have a Winston Churchill. Many of the soldiers bring their vehicles and weapons so you could find yourself wandering through a US Forward Base Camp and a little further on a Wehrmacht Field Post, all very jolly with no one shooting each other although considering the heavy weapons held by each this could easily be the case. Intermingled with the infantry are beautifully maintained Willis jeeps, Kubelwagens and motorcycles and sidecars mounted with machine guns. In other areas you can find and even ride a Russian tank or if more sedate entertainment is preferred sit and listen to music from the period while enjoying an ice cream. If requiring lunch lots of places to eat though very little seating so be prepared to sit on the grass and eat al fresco. If you just want to find a seat however there is a marquee where you can enjoy a drink whilst listening to the Glen Miller big band sound and dance along if you wish. The event lasts all weekend and also includes a flyover by the Battle of Britain Memorial flight. All in all a brilliant day out and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Held every year 3rd week in August. Well worth visiting on both days Saturday & Sunday. Open from 10am both days and the weekend finishes at 5pm on Sunday. People dressed in period custom, tank rides, 2nd World War Aircraft flying over the event, vintage cars & motorbikes, lots of stalls, refreshments include tea & spam sandwiches. Steam engines, farm machinery and lots more interesting things to see. We have singers & comedians to entertain you. Lot's for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday evening starts at 7pm until midnight with dancing to the sounds of the Forties music with a live band.

Situated next door to the Ramsey Rural Museum and the Ramsey Walled Garden on the north side of town. Car parking is available on site or in the Town centre were an old Bedford Coach awaits to transport you to the event and back.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

What a lovely place to spend a couple of hours reminiscing. An excellent, we'll laid out museum. If you are from a rural or country background, as we are, this place will transport you back in to your memories with its mass of large and small exhibits. The staff, whom are all volunteers, could not be more kind and courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and will certainly be back on one of the event days.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

kids loved this, but could do with an outdoor play area, this way more school trips would definetely visit x

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

This charming little museum is packed with exhibits depicting life in the Cambridgeshire Fens over the centuries. There's a wonderful mix of farm machinery and implements, household items, and reconstructed chemist's and bootmender's shops, a schoolroom, displays dedicated to the armed forces, police and fire services, and much much more. A recently completed project is the rebuilding of Fen Cottage, with rooms furnished in 1940's style.

There's also a Tea Room serving light refreshments, a Book Barn with hundreds of second-hand books and bric-a-brac for sale, and the museum has a large local archive for research purposes.

Plenty of free parking, picnic area.

Highly recommended museum for all ages.

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