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Ramsey Rural Museum

By Ben Comber

Ramsey Rural Museum
Ramsey Rural Museum

Spanning 200 years of local life, the museum displays a donated collection in renovated 17th Century farm buildings.

Ramsey Rural Museum

Address: Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XD

Visitor centre opening hours: April - October; Thursdays 10 - 5, Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays 2 - 5

Entry prices: Adults £4.50 , Concessions £4.00, Children £2.50, Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £12.00, Under 5s go free

Parking: Yes

Toilets: Yes

Refreshments: Gift Shop and Tea Room

The museum is a entirely run by volunteers from the community. It's a collection of occupational machinery, vehicles and equipment that depicts the day to day life of many locals through the years.

Trades exhibited include peat cutting, thatching and blacksmithing. There's also a chemists apothecary and cobbler's workshop, as well as a victorian schoolroom.

For locals there is also an extensive archive of local history; maps, photographs, and various other documents that are available for research. In the Pump Room is a history of the draining of The Fens.

The museum is situated just outside Ramsey. It has a Tea Room and a courtyard for picnics if the weather allows.

For more information about the Ramsey Rural Museum visit the website.


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