Oliver Cromwell's House

29 St Mary Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4HF
Church Lane Ely England CB7 4EY GB

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.

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, practice 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!

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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.
Winter Hours
1st November – 31st March
11.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday and Sundays
10.00am – 5.00pm Saturdays

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