Ramsey Rural Museum

Photo:Sit in the courtyard and enjoy a picnic

Sit in the courtyard and enjoy a picnic

Photo:Re-building of the Fen Cottage from Darlow's Farm

Re-building of the Fen Cottage from Darlow's Farm

Photo:Back of the Museum showing the Well and Exhibits

Back of the Museum showing the Well and Exhibits

Photo:The courtyard area showing the old Woodshed

The courtyard area showing the old Woodshed

Come and Join us For a Great Day Out

 We are an independent Museum situated in Huntingdonshire, opened in 1983, and the museum is a real community project-devised by local people.  It is managed and run entirely by Volunteers and full of items and exhibits donated by the public.

The museum, housed in 17th century farm buildings, is set in open countryside on the edge of a friendly market town.  So why not step back in time and find out how life was lived in small fenland community.

On site there are many areas showing a variety of machinery, implements and vehicles spanning 200 years of rural life.

Our exhibits and displays depict, past working methods, occupations, trades and traditional farming techniques, such as cutting peat, digging ditches, Thatching and being a Blacksmith.

Find out how your medicines would be prepared in our authentic chemist shop and how your shoes would be repaired in our cobblers shop.

Look at the exhibits on the armed forces, police and fire services, in the years gone by.  We even have an outside two seater privvy!

Step inside our Victorian Schoolroom, kitchen, bedroom and parlour, which provide a fascinating insight into everyday life at that time.

This year 2012, we finally finished the rebuilding of the Fen Cottage, at the Museum, that was rescued from Darlow Farm.  The Cottage was given to us free of charge by the Great Fen Project, providing we dismantled and transported it to our site. The project has taken from start to finish six years of hard work by all the volunteers involved. We hope when you visit you will enjoy the experience of looking in the Cottage.

the museum also houses extensive archives of local family history and the range of paperwork, maps and photographs are available for photocopying.  Ramsey and its surrounding villages are also well documented.

Our local family history archive includes:

  • Monumental inscriptions
  • Photographs
  • Census returns
  • Maps
  • Birth, deaths, marraiges
  • Land Deeds
  • Microfiche reader
  • Photocopying service available

and much more.

We provide light refreshments in our cosy tea-room or alfresco in the courtyard, or if you prefer, bring your own picnic.

Throughout the year we hold many events details of which appear on our Website shown below.

Address & Contact Information

Ramsey Rural Museum
Wood Lane
PE26 2XD

[Telephone] 01487-815715.  We will reply to all messages as soon as possible.

[Email] ramseyruralmuseum@live.com

[Website] http://www.ramseyruralmuseum.co.uk/

[Facebook] http://www.facebook.co./ramseyruralmuseum


Opening Times

April until end of October

Thursdays: 10am - 5pm

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 2pm - 5pm



Adults £4.50

Concessions £4.00

Children £1 (5-16)

Children under 5 free

Family Ticket £10.00 (2Adults & 2 Children)




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