Drainage Museum

Our museum is primarily concerned with the history of the unique landscape of the Fens and its drainage. It is housed in the original pump house (dating from the 19th century) and enjoys a picturesque setting on the river bank, which has moorings for visitors arriving by boat. It is also on the Hereward Way for those enjoying a walk out of Ely. The original building has been extended to provide modern visitor facilities.

The Museum is a registered educational charity, a volunteer organisation which has to raise the funds to meet everyday running costs and to finance projects. New volunteers are needed to help at events, open up the museum on non-run days and to serve tea and coffee to visitors.

The Museum has been extended with the assistance of grants from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation and The Headly Trust together with local business and personal donations.

Open April & October: Saturday, Sunday, Easter Friday and Monday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Open May 1st to September 30th: Saturday to Tuesday 12.00-4.00pm

Normal Admission Charges (Non-Event Days): Adult £5, Children £2 (6-16 years), Concessions £4.00, Family Ticket £12.00

Free Parking on Site * Disabled Access * Special Events * Hot & Cold Food* Gift Shop

Visit http://www.prickwillowmuseum.com/ for more details of future events.

The museum is closed for the winter except for visiting school groups.

Engine Room

The museum is now closed for the winter, and will re-open on Easter Saturday, April 11th, 2020, until October 4th, 2020.

Special Events 2020:

Easter Special Fun Day
Sunday, April 12th 2020, 11.00 – 16.00
We kick of our 2020 season with a fabulous fun day of models and a treasure hunt.

The 4th Annual Tractor Run
Sunday, April 26th 2020, 11.00 – 16.00
Our ever-popular tractor run returns for a fourth year. Starting and ending at the Museum (times to be confirmed).

The 7th Annual Motorbike & Cycle Event                                                                            Sunday 10th May 202011.00 – 16.00

More information available contact: –                                                                                 01353 688360 during opening hours                                                                             Membership and volunteer enquiries: 01353 720737; 07793 117480                                       Urgent out-of-hours:01353 720419; 07801 050267

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