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Worth a visit to this historical attraction which was the home of Oliver Cromwell. Lots of interesting facts about Cromwell and his family and about the happenings of the time. more »
Found this by chance when visiting the tourist information office which is part of the house. You begin on the ground floor with a short but informative video and then the tour begins. There are perso... more »
Oliver's Escape Room - if you want a thrilling, pulse-racing, brain-bending, death-defying experience then book onto this one fast!! I am an escape room novice, and at first I must admit I found the w... more »
Great place with some great history, small but has a lot to offer. We have been a few times, as well as taking part in a great escape room which was a good puzzle solving game for groups, locked in a room for an hour with clues to finding a key to escape, would highly recommend both.
I attempted to visit the house an hour before scheduled closing time only to be told that as there was currently a tour in progress I could not visit the house. As I had been told on an earlier occasion that the visits were self guided I asked to be able to take myself around. I was told that there were too many visitors already in the house so I could not see it. As I was alone I would have thought my presence would not have significantly affected those already present.The staff were unhelpful and rather dismissive offering no apology and suggesting that I return the next day. The previous day we had enquired about possible bus trips around Ely and were told that there was basically nothing unless we wanted to take a taxi somewhere. In the event we took the train to King's Lynn and had a lovely day out. Perhaps the staff at the tourist office could have suggested that as an alternative as surely that is what they are there for. I was unimpressed with the attitude of the staff who ought to have been much more helpful and accommodating. Ely is a delightful town not best served by the tourist office staff.
This is an attractive old house where Oliver Cromwell lived and has a fascinating museum. As you go around you are challenged to decide whether Oliver was a hero or a villan after reading different facts about his life. Although I knew the basic fact that he took over after the beheading of Charles I, I did not realise there were three separate Civil Wars. Another surprising fact is that proportionately more people were killed in the Civil Wars (about 1 in 10) than were killed during WW1 and WWII! This museum is certainly thought provoking but you will have to decide for yourself whether Oliver was a hero or a villan!
Very cool to be here but wasn't paying money to look at old furniture. :)
Rareș Mihai Popa
Entertaining presentation, small entrance fee and friendly staff.
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