Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill - National Trust
Cambridge CB25 9EJ
A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape. At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons and a cosy house in which to entertain.
Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life
Burwell CB25 0HL
A museum (reg.charity No.290431), run entirely by volunteers, depicting village life on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens from the Saxons to the 60s. The displays are housed in various attractive buildings including an 18th century timber framed barn. Stevens' Mill, a Grade II* Listed windmill next to the museum site, is part of the museum but is awaiting full restoration.
Cambridge Museum of Technology
The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge CB5 8LD
Sited on the bank of the River Cam, the museum is housed in the Old Pumping Station which was built to pump Cambridge's sewage out to the sewage works at nearby Milton. A major feature of the museum is the two Hathorn Davey pumping engines installed in 1894 to pump the sewage from the well beneath the engines. These are the only engines of this type still running in the world. There is also a display of objects produced by local industries including Pye and Cambridge Instrument Company.
12 Woodgate, Helpston
Peterborough PE6 7ED
Tucked away between Stamford and Peterborough lies the village of Helpston, the birthplace and home of John Clare (1793-1864). He is widely regarded as one of the greatest English poets, and lived in the village for his first forty years
Ely CB7 4DL
Thousands of visitors come to Ely Cathedral each year, from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone. Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole.
Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey
Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach
Cambridge CB25 9PQ
Explore the rural life of Cambridgeshire and discover the fascinating story of the Benedictine monks, Knights Templar and Franciscan nuns who lived in Denny Abbey. Peel away the layers of history in the abbey - from the Victorian farmhouse to the Norman interiors of the 12th century church and the 14th century Franciscan refectory. Find out about farming in the past by visiting the farm buildings including a 17th century thrashing barn, explore the craft workshops, which include a wheelwright and blacksmith. Collections: Agricultural objects relating to Cambridgeshire, mostly 19th and 20th century which demonstrate the transition from hand tools to the mechanisation of farming. Domestic social history collection related to living in rural Cambridgeshire.
Flag Fen Archaeology Park
The Droveway, Northey Road
Peterborough PE6 7QJ
Flag Fen is the site of a 3500 year old ritual causeway and ceremonial platform. Made from wood it contains 60,000 upright timbers and has yielded one of the best collections of Bronze Age Celtic swords, jewellery and tools in the country. Collections: The museum of the Bronze Age at Flag Fen contains artefacts found on site, including the oldest wheel in England on permanent display.
Duxford CB22 4QR
IWM Duxford tells the story of the impact of aviation on the nature of war and on people's lives. Set within Britain's best-preserved Second World War fighter station, seven impressive hangars filled with extraordinary collections and state-of-the-art exhibitions take you on an unforgettable journey through times of war and peace. Collections: The Normandy Experience looks at the dramatic invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 1944, and the events that followed in Normandy and NW Europe until the end of the war. 'Monty' reveals one of the men behind the events shown in The Normandy Experience - Field Marshal Montgomery. The British Aircraft Collection: A selection of military and civil aircraft for you to browse. The Naval Collection: A fascinating range of exhibits from midget submarines to naval helicopters. The Land Warfare Hall houses Duxford's collection of tanks, trucks and artillery. The Battle of Britain Exhibition looks at the people and machines involved in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz of 1940-1941. The American Air Museum houses the finest collection of historic American combat aircraft outside the United States. 'The Forgotten War' Exhibition highlights the political, military and the personal aspects of the Second World War in the Far East, the Pacific and in particular, Burma between 1941 and 1945. The history of the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum from 1958 - 1960. Includes The Cambridgeshire Regiment Collection. AirSpace houses the finest collection of aircraft including iconic Concorde, the Lancaster and much more.
Huntingdon PE28 0EA
Kimbolton Castle, Katherine of Aragon's last residence, was largely rebuilt as the 18th century country house of the Earls and Dukes of Manchester, owners for nearly 350 years. Although the castle is now the home of Kimbolton School, there are outstanding Pellegrini murals and a fine collection of portraits. Architectural features include state rooms and exterior refacing by Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, an inner courtyard probably by Henry Bell, and an Adam gatehouse.
Thorpe Road, Longthorpe
Peterborough PE1 1HA
Longthorpe Tower was built around AD 1300. It is a very well preserved example of a solar tower, containing the private apartments of the owner of the fortified house.
Nene Valley Railway Museum
Wansford Station, Stibbington
Peterborough PE8 6LR
Nene Valley Railway is the UK's leading international steam attraction, based at Wansford Station, and covering the stations of Ferry Meadows, Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Peterborough. As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by its loyal band of volunteers, and a thriving attraction for the public to enjoy all year round, Nene Valley Railway offers the chance to experience the thrill of riding a steam engine; learn about the railway's history; and explore the picturesque surroundings of the Nene Valley area.
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Museum
8 South Brink
Wisbech PE13 1JB
The Birthplace House was built in about 1740 on Wisbech's South Brink. As a Grade II* listed building, it is particularly important as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest. The house was home to James and Caroline Hill as they undertook the social reform activities on which their daughter's life work was based.
Peckover House & Garden - National Trust
Wisbech PE13 1JR
Georgian merchant's brick town house with walled garden. Many fine Victorian garden features, an orangery, summerhouses and fernery.
Peterborough PE1 1LF
Peterborough Museum is a fascinating and fun place to visit for all the family, right in the heart of the city centre. There are over 212,000 objects, which have been collected over 130 years.
Peterborough PE2 9NR
Railworld has a superb 'OO' gauge Model Railway layout, with a number of features. We have refurbished the layout over the last 18 months, with new scenery, track layout alterations.
Thorney Heritage Museum
The Tankyard, Station Road
Thorney, Peterborough PE6 0QE
The Thorney Heritage Museum is an independent museum operated by The Thorney Society. Our main aim is the preservation of the heritage of Thorney and to be a point of contact for education, research and general interest.
United Reformed Church History Society
Westminster College, Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0AA
The Journal of the society is published twice a year ???_?? subscription details from the Administrator. Back copies are usually available. The Library is particularly rich in Presbyterian history and theology, and includes an extensive collection of Civil War sermons and pamphlets.
Wimpole Estate - National Trust
Old Wimpole Road, Arrington
Royston SG8 0BW
Mrs Elsie Bambridge, daughter of Rudyard Kipling, bequeathed Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire, including the Grade I listed landscaped parkland, to the National Trust in 1976. Wimpole had a succession of owners from Lord Harley (1711-1740) to the Earls of Hardwicke (1740-1894) and Viscount's Clifden, before being bought by Elsie Bambridge in 1930s and has a roll-call of celebrated architects and landscape designers who have worked on it, each contributing their own layer to its varied history. Wimpole Home Farm set amidst 18th century thatched farm buildings is the largest rare breeds centre in East Anglia.