Historic places to visit in Cambridgeshire

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.

Clare Cottage

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