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.
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
Local History talks – by historian Mike Petty at Prickwillow Engine Museum on 20th April, 18th May and 22nd June. 7.00 for 7.30pm. Entry £3.
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: Pauline 01353 720737
The museum is closed for the winter except for visiting school groups.
It re-opens on Easter Saturday 2018, with an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday and Monday and then every Sat-Tue from 12-4pm until October.