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Oliver Cromwell's House, Ely
(4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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  • We really enjoyed touring this home and learning about Oliver Cromwell's life. I especially enjoyed the insight into what life in this area was like before the Cathedral. Fascinating way to spend some...  more »
  • A nice house. The exhibition is informative if a little simple. You can get around the house in 20 mins. The audio guide is yawnful and the staff are politely condescending. Apart from that, a nice ex...  more »
  • Really excellent place to visit full of history, really great seeing when Oliver lived with his family 
  • 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. :)
  • Entertaining presentation, small entrance fee and friendly staff.