Temporary opening hours are as follows. Open Friday to Sunday.
First admission 10am, last morning admission 11.15am. Closed 12-12.30 pm. Afternoon tours 12.30 and last afternoon admission at 2pm.
Tours take approx. 45 minutes
Visit the former Lord Protector's family home, the only residence still in existence other than Hampton Court. Following a refurbishment, our House now boasts a completely re-vamped Civil War Exhibition with impressive interactive displays and interpretations. There is also a new timeline and family tree to provide more engaging content about this complex man who killed a King but refused the crown. Visitors have the opportunity to try on costumes and try out the games of the time as well as truly experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment.
At the end of the tour, we ask you to decide whether you feel Oliver Cromwell was a Hero or a Villain with a new voting system which we believe everyone will be keen to try out! (This is temporarily closed due to health and safety)
Audio handsets bring the story of the impressive Oliver Cromwell House vividly to life. Or try our new augmented reality trail - The Cromwell Quest, perfect for families. Search the rooms of this historic building looking for seven lost coins from the English Civil War. You will need to find them all and make the link to solve the riddle of where the rest of the treasure is located. Great family fun for adults and children.
**Please note we are Covid Secure, certified 'Good To Go' by Visit England. Some of our interactive items will not be available due to our safety guidelines. Audio handsets will be in sanitised bags. All doors to the house will remain open and cleaned regualary with deep clean every day. Some items such as costumes, games and the Cromwell writing desk will be unavailable at this present time.**
Guided tours and group visits welcome: please refer to our Groups Section. or contact 01353 662062
The House also doubles as the Tourist Information Centre and has a delightful Gift Shop full of gift ideas as well as souvenirs relating to Cromwell and the area. So check out our website www.visitely.org.uk and let us help plan your visit or call 01353 662062 for further information.
Please note, that on occasions we have to close or delay general admissions due to pre-booked groups. Therefore, we advise you to contact us in advance to ensure that your visit will not effected.