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 (but do check our Event days page for out of season special events).
During 2019, the Museum will be open from Easter Saturday (20th April) until 6th 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.
3rd Annual Tractor Run
Sunday, April 28th
6th Annual Motor Bikes and Cycles Show
Sunday, May 12th
6th Annual Vintage and Classic Car Show
Sunday, June 16th
3rd 1940's Event
Sunday, August 4th
Models and Engines Show
Sunday, September 1st
8th Prickwillow Ploughing Festival in conjunction with TWH Clarke and Son of Green Farm
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Sunday, December 8th
Local History Talks from renowned Cambridgeshire historian, Mike Petty
March 22nd, April 12th, May 24th
An Evening with Robert Smith MBE, Author and Harbour Master
Saturday, June 29th
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).