Group Visits

Group Tours


Oliver Cromwell's House offers a wide range of costumed guided tours with our bank of trained guides.  Tours can be arranged for any number of visitors and can also be offered in French and German if requested in advance.  We offer free places for coach drivers and tour organisers.  You can find a selection of our tours below, all with costumed guides.


Oliver Cromwell’s House                   

King in all but Name

Ghostly Tales

Alternative Christmas Tour

What the Landlord Saw 


As the House doubles as a Tourist Information Centre, we can also arrange bookings for Ely Walking Tours or tours of other attractions.  Please e-mail us or call on 01353 662062 and let us help make the most of your visit.


School Tours


We can offer a variety of areas of study, covering many aspects of the curriculum, including:


Experience Cromwellian Life

Discover Mrs Cromwell and her Kitchen

Civil War Exhibition

Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth

17th Century Pastimes

Oliver Cromwell - Hero or Villain?

Eels and the Draining of the Fens

Business, Retail & Tourism


To extend your schools day in Ely we would be very pleased to also arrange combination tours with other attractions such as Ely Cathedral, Stained Glass Museum and Ely Museum.  Here are a few examples of our most popular joint tours:


Homes Long Ago with Oliver Cromwell House and Ely Museum

Famous People with Oliver Cromwell House, Ely Museum and Ely Cathedral

Victorian Days with Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral and Ely Museum


Mix and match from any of the above and create your own schools visit to Ely.  We are also able to adapt our tours for large language and activity student visits.  To discuss your student requirements please contact our dedicated Tours Advisor on 01353 662062 or e-mail


Corporate Tours


All our tours can be adapted to suit the corporate market, so if you are looking for a group activity or a work's outing then please contact us.  Our Escape Rooms are particularly suited for team building and personal development exercises and combined with our Function Room facility we are the perfect venue for your business away day.  Please enquire for further information.


Coach Driver Information


Ely’s city centre can easily be reached via the A10 Cambridge – King’s Lynn and by following the brown visitors signs upon reaching your destination. We encourage coach drivers to use the Drop off/ Pick up point either in front of Ely Tourist Information Centre (Oliver Cromwell's House, St Mary's Street CB7 4HF) or in front of the Cathedral (The Gallery CB7 4DH). Please be aware that these bays are limited to a 15 minute stay. Public toilets are within close proximity to both drop off points.


Free coach parking is located at Ellgia Football Club, Downham Road, Ely CB6 2SH which is approximately 5 minutes from the city centre. Here there are a number of food outlets and toilets.