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.

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.


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.

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