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.
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.
The 6th Prickwillow Ploughing Festival
October 7th and 8th
A fabulous Fenland day out for all the family!
Festival admission: £7.50
Two day Festival Pass: £12.00*
Accompanied children under 16 FREE
- Horses and tractors; stationary engines; classic cars and commercial vehicles; traction engines and models.
- Crafts, trade stands, bygones and demonstrations.
- Hot food, charity tea shop with home-made cakes, real ale beer (Bartrams Brewery).
- In conjunction with TWH Clarke and Son of Green Farm.
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Sunday 3rd December 11.00am – 4.30pm An opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit with sounds, sights and tastes of the season for all the family. Visit Father Christmas and tell him what you’re hoping for! Also, the opportunity to buy some handcrafted Christmas presents and sample traditional Christmas foods.
Open April & October: Saturday, Sunday, Easter Friday and Monday 11.00am – 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.
Tel: 01353 688360 or 720737
The museum is closed for the winter except for visiting school groups.