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!
COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: The Trustees of Prickwillow Museum have closed the Museum until Easter 2021 and cancelled all up-coming events due to the pandemic.
Please consider making a donation to help ensure the future of the Museum HERE.
The Trustees are working hard to ensure the survival of the museum without income through the CORONAVIRUS crisis. Your donation could be crucial at this difficult time.
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).