20 Attractions to Explore Near Cromwell Museum
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1.14km from Cromwell Museum
Hinchingbrooke House is an English stately home in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, now part of Hinchingbrooke School. This Tudor country house built around an early 13th-century nunnery. Located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire it has now a stunning wedding and events venue. With its historical features and exclusive use of the extensive grounds and rooms it is the perfect place for all of life’s celebrations.
National Trust - Houghton Mill
4.35km from Cromwell Museum
Houghton Mill is the last surviving mill on the River Great Ouse able to produce stone ground flour from a water-powered wheel. The present building was probably built in the 17th century, and was extended in the 19th century. In the 1930s, the mill was decommissioned. Local residents bought the building and it was given to the National Trust.
The Manor, Hemingford Grey
5.27km from Cromwell Museum
The Manor is a house in the village of Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire. It was built in the 1130s and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in this area. The house is surrounded by four acres of garden and is renowned for its collection of over 200 old roses and a collection of irises.
Brampton Wood Nature Reserve
5.72km from Cromwell Museum
Brampton Wood SSSI is a 133-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Cambridgeshire, owned and managed by The Wildlife Trusts for Beds, Cambs & Northants as a nature reserve. You can spend many hours roaming the trails and verdant spaces here at Brampton Reserve. One of the peaceful area which offers a natural living in the centre of woods.
6.15km from Cromwell Museum
This was an important residence belonging to the powerful Bishops of Lincoln. The first residence at Buckden would have been built of wood. Around 1225 Bishop Hugh de Wells built a new house of stone. The site was protected by a curtain wall and moat. Within the substantial courtyard and outer yard, comfortable accommodation and facilities, including a chapel, a churchyard, an orchard, and a park, were provided for the bishops and their entourages.
The Norris Museum
7.33km from Cromwell Museum
The Norris Museum tells the stories of Huntingdonshire from 160 million years ago to the present day. It collects and displays the history of Huntingdonshire from the earliest times to the present day. The collections range from the fossilized bones of the giant reptiles that lived here in the time of the dinosaurs 160 million years ago through remains from the Stone Age and the Roman period up to more recent history.
9.79km from Cromwell Museum
A beautiful and small lake which was created in 1965 to provide people with drinking water and was immediately colonized by wildlife. The nature reserve surrounds the western side of the reservoir and contains ancient and plantation woodlands, grasslands, and wetland habitats such as reedbeds, willow, and open water. It is also one of the prime bird-watching sites in the county, with rarer visitors such as osprey and the occasional Slavonian grebe and so more.
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
9.87km from Cromwell Museum
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich area of wildlife habitats in the heart of the Ouse Valley covering 78 hectares of lovely lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub, grassland and woodland. It offers a great learning experience for visiting education and community groups as well as families - including a chance to get up close to local wildlife on the surrounding nature reserve throughout the year.
St Neots Museum
12.76km from Cromwell Museum
St Neots Museum is a friendly local museum Housed in a former police station and court building, telling the story of a busy market town on the River Ouse, from prehistoric times to the present day. It is also home to the original goal cells where prisoners were detained and local history including the story of the railroad that reshaped the town in 1851 and local domestic life as it’s changed over the ages.
Hamerton Zoo Park
13.12km from Cromwell Museum
Hamerton Zoo Park is an animal park set in 25 acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. The zoo has a conservation sanctuary that has a collection of nearly 100 different species including rare/endangered animals and birds. One of the iconic attraction where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature and wildlife.
Riverside Miniature Railway
13.25km from Cromwell Museum
The Riverside Miniature Railway (RMR) is situated in Riverside Park, in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Founded by Ivan Hewlett, the railway is run on a not-for-profit, community basis. One of the iconic attractions in this area and you can spend a good time there.
14.39km from Cromwell Museum
A majestic Norman castle which was the final resting place of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s divorced and banished Spanish Queen, Kimbolton Castle sits amidst wooded grounds close to the small town of Kimbolton. All that remains of the Norman castle is a low mound, surrounded by a ditch and covered with trees, which can be seen by looking up the hill from the Duchess Walk. It was one of the main attractions in this area and is famous among the tourists.
Holme Fen National Nature Reserve
18.2km from Cromwell Museum
Holme Fen is a thriving nature reserve across 657 acres of landscape. Holme Fen is also an island, although not the kind of island you might expect. It's one of the few tiny areas of surviving wild fen to exist among hundreds of square miles of arable fields.
Wimpole Home Farm
22.86km from Cromwell Museum
Wimpole Home Farm is an 18th-century model farm on the Wimpole Estate. This 18th-century farmyard comprises of shire horses and rare breed cattle, sheep, and pigs to name a few. Young farmers can learn all about the daily activities around the yard and what it takes to look after the animals. It will be a refreshing time for you to visit this place.
National Trust - Wimpole Estate
23.03km from Cromwell Museum
A unique working estate, with an impressive mansion at its heart. Discover Wimpole’s acres of parkland, miles of walks, vibrant Walled Kitchen Garden, and Home Farm. Explore the hall, where intimate rooms contrast with beautiful Georgian interiors. The house, begun in 1640, and its 3,000 acres of parkland and farmland are owned by the National Trust. The estate is regularly open to the public and received over 335,000 visitors in 2019.
23.09km from Cromwell Museum
Barnwell Castle is a strongly fortified manorial residence built during the period of the Second Baron’s War (1264-1267), which was at the forefront of medieval military architecture in Britain; It is quadrilateral in shape with cylinder towers on the northeast, northwest and southwest corners. On the southeast corner is a twin-towered gatehouse. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Churchill Archives Centre
23.55km from Cromwell Museum
The Churchill Archives Centre (CAC) is one of the largest repositories in the United Kingdom for the preservation and study of modern personal papers. The Churchill Papers served as the inspiration and the starting-point for a larger endeavour – the creation of a wide-ranging archive of the Churchill era and after, covering those fields of public life in which Sir Winston played a personal role or took a personal interest.
24.33km from Cromwell Museum
Kettle's Yard is an art gallery and house in Cambridge, England. It is the creation of Jim Ede who, with his wife Helen, lived in this remarkable house from 1957 to 1973, filling it with his collection of modern art and opening it up to the world. It has a distinctive collection of 20th-century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art. It includes works by French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, St Ives fisherman-turned-painter Alfred Wallis, and artists William Congdon, Italo V
Museum of Cambridge
24.36km from Cromwell Museum
The Museum of Cambridge is a unique, historic space where visitors can discover and celebrate the social history and diverse stories of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding areas. The museum presents the lives of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding area, the county of Cambridgeshire from 1700 onwards. The collection includes objects covering applied art, coins, costumes, decorative art, fine art, hobbies, law and order, medals, medicine, music, social history, textiles and toys.
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Grammar School Walk, Huntingdon PE29 3LF, UK
The Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, England, is a museum containing collections exploring the life of Oliver Cromwell and to a lesser extent his son Richard Cromwell. It can offer fun and engaging learning experiences for all ages, satisfying many different areas of interest.