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!
During 2018, the Museum will be open from Easter Saturday (31st March) until 7th October.
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.
Children’s Holiday Activity Days
July 25th and August 22nd
The 2nd 1940’s Event
Illustrated Talks by Mike Petty: 'Webbed Feet to Green Wellies', Fenland life from 1066 to the present
For more information click HERE
September 28th, November 2nd
The 7th Prickwillow Ploughing Festival
October 6th and 7th
(application forms available here)
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL OUR EVENTS
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).