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Oliver Cromwell's House

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Address: Oliver Cromwells House 29 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4HF, England
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+44 1353 662062
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Self guided tour with interactive activities for all age groups

I thought I knew something about Oliver Cromwell but the informative audio guide was a revelation and dispelled a few myths, including the famous one that he banned Christmas. It... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought I knew something about Oliver Cromwell but the informative audio guide was a revelation and dispelled a few myths, including the famous one that he banned Christmas. It is recommended that the tour can take up to 1 hour but you can listen to as much or as little as you want and delve into areas that interest... More 

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Monday 15th May. Self guided tour with an audio guide. Starts with a short video presentation and you then walk from room to room. Ends with another video presentation about how the fens were drained. Totally unrelated to Cromwell but interesting nonetheless! Found it a bit pricey at £4.50 for admission - no concessionary prices for students or... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped into Oliver Cromwell House as it was just around the corner to our hotel the Poets House, mind you everything was just around the corner! The museum was a real joy to tour round . We first went there about half an hour before closing but the lovely lady at the desk why don't we pop in and... More 

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Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit but missed your and don't see why it charges but worth it all. Staff friendly and lovely things for sale.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love him or lothe him there is no doubt that Oliver Cromwell changed the face of history. Nice to see where he lived in a fascinating city.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For such a small venue with only one theme, this is a value-for-money place to learn a lot about Ely's most celebrated son.

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Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good video to start. Rooms well presented and informative notice boarding with interesting artefacts. Staff really friendly and knowledgable

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Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and your acknowledgement of our staff is much appreciated. Thank you More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For those interested in learning about Cromwell or 17th Century history this is a must. Interesting factual knowledge gained from various resources. Near Ely Cathedral too. Good value. Gift shop only.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful house and very very interesting information given as you went from room to room. I learnt more here about him than I did in school! Still not sure if all his actions were good. Well worth a visit if only to make up your own mind about him.🤔

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Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and found it informative. Thank you for taking the time to share your views. More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Hero or villain the villain are the the tourist board who charge you to go into the house absolutely nothing to see in there you are much better taking a photo outside and saving you're money audio guide was ok but you could pick the information from that from any Internet site if you are searching for Oliver Cromwell very... More 

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Tracey H, Manager at Oliver Cromwell's House, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you clearly did not enjoy your recent visit to Oliver Cromwell's House which also doubles as the Tourist Information Centre. We like to think that we offer value for money and our bespoke audio tour is usually well received. More 

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