ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS AT OLIVER CROMWELL HOUSE
Cromwell aledgedly banned Christmas... but did he really ? Explore Oliver Cromwell's House during the festive period and follow our Christmas Trail! Was he really such a 'Scrooge' and which Christmas items would of been found in a 17th Century household ? Ask at the counter for your trail and find out all about it ! Available until December 24th
Visit the former Lord Protector's family home, the only residence still in existence other than Hampton Court. Following a recent refurbishment our House now boasts a completely re-vamped Civil War Exhibition with impressive interactive displays and inerpretations. 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 battle fields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment.
At the end of the tour, we ask you to decide whether you feel Cromwell was a Hero or a Villain with a new voting system which we believe everyone will be keen to try out!
Audio handsets bring the story of this impressive House vividly to life. Or try our new augemented 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.
Guided tours and group visits welcome: please refer to our Groups Section.
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.