The landscape of the Fens is unique, intriguing and curiously beautiful. And maintained by an incredible network of drainage systems and pumping stations, without which this fascinating landscape would disappear under the waves.
Prickwillow Museum, a registered educational charity, tells the story of the drainage of the Fens, the history of the local area, and those doughty individuals who ran the drainage pumps in remote locations. The museum showcases some of the region's finest examples of restored diesel engines.
Within easy reach of Ely, with a spacious café, plus attractive walks nearby, a visit to Prickwillow Museum promises a great day out in rural Cambridgeshire.
Whether you are interested in engineering, history, or looking for a family day out with a difference, Prickwillow Museum will not disappoint!
The Museum is now closed for the winter.
During 2017, the Museum will be open from Easter Saturday (15th April) until Sunday October 8th.
We are open on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 12.00 to 16.00.
Tuesdays are usually work-days for our volunteer engineers so why not visit then to watch and talk to them!
Group visits are welcome at any time, by arrangement with the Museum.
Telephone 07801 050267 or contact us.
Illustrated Talk by Mike Petty: Man Made Rivers – the Story of the New and Old Bedfords March 24th
Exhibition: Street Life 1939–1945 – a bridge to the local history on your doorstep April 22nd
Illustrated Talk by Mike Petty: Fenland History on Your Computer April 28th
Motorbikes and Cycles, including tractor run May 7th
Classic and Vintage Cars June 18th
NEW FOR 2017!
1940's Day August 6th
Nostalgia Day September 3rd
The 6th Prickwillow Ploughing Festival 7th and 8th October
Christmas Special December 3rd
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This website was created in association with the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Prickwillow Museum receives support from the following organisations:
Prickwillow Engine Trust is an unincorporated association and a registered charity in England (charity number 285139).