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, and will re-open on Easter Saturday, April 11th, 2020, until October 4th, 2020.
You can join us for one final day in 2019: our special Christmas event on December 8th. Details can be found on our Events Page.
Visit our Events Page for dates, times and details of our events in 2020.
Group visits are welcome at any time, by arrangement with the Museum.
Telephone 07801 050267 or contact us.
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).