Following the launch of Ely’s Escape Room's, Oliver Cromwell’s House is pleased to announce the reopening of 'The Curious Case of Curator Chadwick' from 22nd May 2021.
Here's a snippet about the plot! It's 1910 and the Vicar of St. Mary's Church has rented the Tithe Room out of the Vicarage to his dear friend, Curator Cornelius Chadwick. After a few weeks, he mysteriously disappears! Come and search for clues, solve the puzzles and discover the whereabouts of the enigmatic Curator.
Sessions are priced at £95 per group. Sessions are suitable for groups of 4 - 6. To find out more then please click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The activity also lends itself to the corporate market and work parties. We are also able to offer young people's parties (aged 13 to 16). To discuss your requirements, please email email@example.com or call us on 01353 662062.
A Junior Escape Room Challenge - aimed at 10-13 yr olds!
What better way to Escape the Boredom of the School Holidays?: Make memories, have fun and keep those brains active during the break!
Up to 8 players are allowed - parent must remain on premises. Sessions are £95 and will be running every Thursday throughout the Summer! Can the younger audience do better than the adults ? Now there's a challenge.....
The Celestial Meddler - a sinister time-travelling magician!
Based on the Escape Room principle, this activity is designed to accommodate between 20 and 40 people and provides a unique journey through history in a thrilling adventure. Your group will be divided into four teams and then they will be pitched against one another with the task of completing a series of puzzles in the quickest time. Each team will have to visit four rooms within Oliver Cromwell’s House and work out the puzzles that when put together, will give you your ultimate answer. Your challenge is to complete the assignment before any of the other teams.
Complete with an awards ceremony at the end, this fun activity takes approximately 90 minutes and is priced at £25 per person. The event can be undertaken after 5.30 pm on a day of your choice, subject to availability.
Please call us on 01353 662062 if you are interested in booking this 'Escape Room' using the whole house, it's ideal for Corporate Team Building !
MORE DATES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
Ely Pubs - Past & Present - 22nd August, 12th September and 26th September!
Learn all about the social and economic history of the Inns and Ale Houses within the City of Ely. The tour concludes at the Prince Albert, Silver Street where you can enjoy a pint of real ale or a glass of wine (included in the ticket), plus 10% discount on the book 'Ely Inns' by Patrick Ashton, available from Oliver Cromwell's House gift shop.
This tour will really wet your appetite for a beverage and by the time you arrive at the Prince Albert, why not stay for evening meal and enjoy the ambiance of their new conservatory area!
To book your table for dinner contact the Prince Albert directly 01353 663494
Here's your SUMMER GUIDED WALKS programme from Visit Ely - 2022
Starting from Saturday 16th July at 11 am we have walks available for you to enjoy, with our guides covering the following:
All walking groups meet outside Oliver Cromwell's House, just before departure time. You can purchase your ticket on the day from the front desk.
"Who lives in a House like this?" spoken with a rich lugubrious English accent will ring in the ears of those of a certain vintage and this reference will be lost on younger minds....
Take a trip Through Ye Olde Keyhole and discover matters of life, love and lavatories in this entertaining and educational - some would say Edu-taining but we won't. - tour of Oliver Cromwell's House with Oliver Cromwell himself!
What was served for dinner? What did you do to pass the time? What would have happened if you'd been sick or worse.... Oh and what were the toilets like?!
Discover this and more with Oliver as he shows you round his *checks notes* Crib!
Included in Normal Admission! Gather for the statt of the tour!
Join us for a fabulous Crafting Workshop and Story Telling event!
There are two different sessions -
A Personal Pennant - make your own Flag using heraldry to personalise your own unique banner!
Ingle Stick - Make a Jingle Stick with ribbons and bells!
Personal Pennant - 3rd August @ 12.30pm, 10th August @ 11am and 2pm. 17th August @ 12.30pm and August 24th @11am and 2pm
Jingle Stick - 3rd August @ 11am and 2pm 10th August @ 12.30pm. 17th August @ 11am and 2pm and August 24th @ 12.30pm.
Self Guided Tour of Oliver Cromwell's House is included in the ticket price and can be taken either before or after your Workshop.
GUIDED CITY WALKS THROUGH ELY
Join our City trained, historical guides as they take you on a walk through Ely's medieval streets, learning much about how and what makes Ely the most amazing City it is today! Free of Charge, choose your date and meet outside Oliver Cromwell's House! Walks take around 90 mins and cover 1.5 miles
COSTUMED GUIDED TOUR OF OLIVER CROMWELL'S HOUSE
Join our guides, in costume, for a tour of the house where Oliver Cromwell and his family once lived. Discover how the family lived, what they ate and how they celebrated Christmas (or did they?) Free of charge, one opportunity only, so book ahead. The tour lasts one hour.
HERITAGE OPEN DAY - MONASTIC BARN
Courtesy of King's School, just once a year to celebrate the national event to celebrate heritage! Discover Ely's Monastic Barn. Find out what it was used for over the centuries, and what happens there today! Please book to avoid missing out, time slots available every half hour 2-4 pm
HERITAGE OPEN DAY - SILVER STREET MEDIEVAL COTTAGES
A truly wonderful, unique experience and it's the first year open since pre-pandemic! Come and discover the inside of No 9 Silver Street. A glorious 14th Century timber cottage, meet Steuart Northfield who resides there and glory at the incredible wall paintings, a fine way to wrap up our Heritage Programme for Ely. Book your timed slot - available from 10 am
Thursday 8th and 22nd Septmeber 2022
Join us for a brand new Heritage Tour. Uncover Ely's historical past by exploring sings and symbols, hear stories that include burnings at the stake, muder and mayhem, love, dedication and religious zeal to name just a few.
The tour concludes with a Q&A session with Cake and Coffee at The Almonry, Ely Cathedral.
£17.50 Per Person
Tour Departs from Oliver Cromwell's House at 10am.